“Welcome to Juarez.”
Drug war thriller Sicario got a new trailer last week.
Here’s the official synopsis of the film from Lionsgate:
In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past [Benicio Del Toro], the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.
The film got rave reviews at its premiere in Cannes earlier this year.
“In Juarez people are being killed and decapitated and horrible things happening, while 400 yards away you’ve got McDonalds and steak houses and American families being safe, watching TV and playing catch with their kids,” producer Basil Iwanyk told Deadline in May. “400 yards away from there is a battleground. We pay so much attention to the stuff that’s going on overseas, and it’s awful what’s going on overseas, but this is happening right around the corner from us and not enough people are paying attention to it.”
In addition to Blunt, Brolin and del Toro, the film sports an impressive cast in Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead), Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice) and Victor Garber (Argo).
Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) directs off a script from Taylor Sheridan.
Sicario hits theaters September 18.
Check out the latest trailer above.