Hard-nosed police Sergeant Jeffrey Allen (Woody Harrelson) has to negotiate a modern-day Atlanta overrun by crooked officers and Russian mobsters, as seen in the first trailer for John Hillcoat’s forthcoming heist thriller Triple 9. (Watch the red-band version exclusively above.)
At the outset of the sneak peek, Allen tells do-gooder rookie Chris Allen (Casey Affleck) that his job is to “out-monster the monster and get home at the end of the night.” The footage promises a dark, action-packed film filled with cold-blooded murder and widespread bedlam ignited by a risky robbery orchestrated by a seedy alliance between dirty cops and the Russians — one of whom is played by Oscar winner Kate Winslet.
In an attempt to pull off the tricky heist, the bad cops create a diversion by generating a 999 (officer down) scenario, targeting Allen. What they didn’t count on is Allen surviving and fighting back.
Also with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Gal Gadot, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, and Teresa Palmer, Triple 9 tears into theaters Feb. 19.
See the poster for ‘Triple 9’: