Exclusive: Cell 211 Trailer

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Exclusive: Cell 211 Trailer

by Phil de Semlyen |
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Goya-award winning thriller Cell 211 is heading to these shores next month with plenty of buzz behind it and a four-star Empire review. Its new trailer gives a taste of what to expect.

Directed by Spaniard Daniel Monzón, it's a prison movie with a twist. Prison officer Juan (Alberto Ammann), arriving for his first day at work, gets knocked out by some rogue masonry and wakes to find himself in cell 211 with a bump on his head and a full-scale riot going on outside. His fellow screws have scarpered, leaving him to fend for himself.

Obviously, being a prison officer and all, he'd be first against the wall if the prisoners - especially ringleader and lifer, Malamadre (Luis Tosar) - find out. Cue Con Air-style subterfuge and plenty of heartracing moments as Juan's wife waits for news.


Hollywood execs have spotted the remake potential with typical alacrity and a US version is already underway. Paul Haggis, who remade Anything For Her as Russell Crowe-vehicle The Next Three Days, isrumoured to be writing it. Casting-wise, if Crowe fancied trying his hand in a rare bad guy role, he could a lot worse than take the Malamadre part and reconnect with his skinhead Romper Stomper days.**

Cell 211** is unlocked on July 15. brightcove.createExperiences();

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