Taglines: The code on the street is never black and white.
The film follows a group of criminals and corrupt cops who find themselves in serious trouble. The Russian mafia is blackmailing them, and the only way to deal with them is to perform what is believed to be an extremely challenging heist. Impossible as it may seem, however, they eventually hatch a plan: on one side of town, half of the crew will plan the murder of a rookie cop named Chris Allen (Casey Affleck), and while the rest of the force is distracted by a 999 call (“officer down”), the other half of the corrupt cops will pull off the job.
Triple 9 is directed by Australian filmmaker John Hillcoat, of the films Lawless, The Road and The Proposition previously. The screenplay is by Matt Cook. The film has yet to premiere at any film festivals or otherwise. Open Road Films has John Hillcoat’s Triple 9 to open in theaters on February 19th, 2016 this year.
The project was first announced in August 2010 with director John Hillcoat circling Matt Cook’s crime drama script Triple Nine, which will star Shia LaBeouf and Steve Golin is attached to produce. Cook’s script was included in Black List scripts of 2010. Hillcoat confirmed his direction of the film later in May 2012, additionally the casting of LaBeouf and Nick Cave will score the music for the film were also confirmed.
Later, Cave left the project and Atticus Ross came on board to compose the score for the film. In February 2014 Open Road Films acquired the US distribution rights to the film and Worldview Entertainment came on board to finance the film after the exit of Panorama Media.
Directed by: John Hillcoat
Starring: Teresa Palmer, Gal Gadot, Kate Winslet, Norman Reedus, Aaron Paul, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Michelle Ang, Susanne Marie Danger
Screenplay by: Matt Cook
Production Design by: Tim Grimes
Cinematography by: Nicolas Karakatsanis
Film Editing by: Dylan Tichenor
Costume Design by: Margot Wilson
Set Decoration by: Jacqueline Jacobson Scarfo
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and language throughout, drug use and some nudity.
Studio: Open Road Films
Release Date: February 26, 2016
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