“There is no good, and there is no bad. To survive out here, you have to out-monster the monster.”
These words, spoken by Woody Harrelson’s Detective Sergeant Jeffrey Allen in the brand new hard hitting trailer for Triple 9, are suitably foretelling.
Triple 9 follows a group of corrupt cops who are blackmailed by the Russian mafia to pull off an impossible heist, where they set up the murder of rookie cop Chris Allen (Casey Affleck) to initiate the robbery. But Allen unexpectedly survives, and decides to fight back and end their heist permanently.
Director John Hillcoat has really amped up the stakes for Triple 9 with a very blurred blue line, and an eclectic group of supporting cast members that includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Aaron Paul, Anthony Mackie, Gal Gadot, Norman Reedus, and Kate Winslet as terrifying mafia queen Irene Vlaslov.
Action junkies will be gripping their seats when Triple 9 is released in cinemas on February 19 in the UK, February 25 in Australia and New Zealand and on February 26 in the US.