New Sicario Trailer Shoots Online

Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro head down Mexico way

New Sicario Trailer Shoots Online

by Owen Williams |
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It got a good reception at Cannes and now Sicario is heading to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF to its friends). Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro star in Denis Villeneuve's cartel crime thriller, and here's a new TIFF trailer to let us know what we're in for.

Sicario – which means “hitman” in Mexico – is set on the lawless border between the United States and its southern neighbour, where some of the most violent battles of the drug war are fought. Dropped into this near literal trial by fire is idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer (Blunt), who has been recruited by shadowy elite government agent Matt (Josh Brolin).

Heading across the border with an enigmatic “consultant” (Del Toro), Kate and her team start a journey that will have her questioning everything she knows about good and bad. She witnesses the many shades of grey that lie in between what she previously thought were black-and-white issues. And when she becomes convinced she has to expose what’s really going on, things become even more dangerous for her.

Taylor Sheridan wrote the screenplay; Jon Bernthal, Raoul Trujillo, Jeffrey Donovan and Victor Garber bulk out the cast; and Sicario plays at TIFF in September, and gets its full US release shortly afterwards on September 18. We get it in the UK on October 9.

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