Many of the films set for release in 2015 are huge, tentpole-sized, would-be blockbusters that are going to be doing battle with each other to win the money of audiences worldwide. That’s pretty much been the case for the past decade or so, but while there’s generally been enough dough to go around for all the studios, next year is shaping up to create a scenario in which some of them might not make it out unscathed. There are simply too many big budget projects coming out around the same time, and there’s a limit to how much money audiences will spend on theatrical releases. Do the smaller films coming out that year even stand a chance?
While The Avengers, The Fantastic Four, and a host of other ensembles will be reuniting on the big screen next year, there’s one smaller film that’s doing its damnedest to make sure we take notice: John Hillcoat’s police drama, Triple Nine. The story follows a crew of dirty cops blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for “officer down,” but their plan is turned upside down when the rookie they set up to die screws up the attack and turns the tables on the crew. The cast already includes big names like Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Pena, Teresa Palmer, and Batman vs. Superman star Gal Gadot. (Michael B. Jordan was at one point attached to the film, but recent reports have indicated that he’s no longer on board.)
Now Deadline reports that one more awesome name is being added to that cast list: Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon on AMC’s smash hit “The Walking Dead.” The zombie series just aired its fourth season finale last night (check out our recap here), so Reedus is going to be filming this movie during the show’s hiatus before he gears up for season five. Production starts this summer, and if Hillcoat’s previous films are any indication, we’re in for something special with Triple Nine. Add it to your calendars, folks – this one might actually be worth skipping a superhero movie for.
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