Michael R. Roskam’s latest flick, The Drop (originally titled Animal Control), is set to make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend. Judging by the original trailer and these two new clips released today… boy does it look good.
Based on an original script by Dennis Lehane, who penned Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River and Shutter Island, the film takes place in the seedy criminal underworld of New York. Tom Hardy stars as bartender Bob, who makes his living funnelling cash for local gangsters in so-called “money drops” located all across the city’s diviest bars. Needless to say, it all goes mammaries skyward when his cousin Marv (Gandolfini) gets him involved in a robbery.
The pair of clips are a testament to Roskam’s attention to tone. Subtle, nuanced performances and unique shot choices, there’s a hint of Scorsese in there that plays like the best type of homage. They’re brief glimpses at Bob’s daily routines and some neat backstory that’ll no doubt be fleshed out in the feature, and as of now, we’re definitely excited.
The Drop lands in theatres on September 12th.
Check out the film’s official summary and the two new clips below:
THE DROP is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award-nominated director of BULLHEAD. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (MYSTIC RIVER, GONE BABY GONE), THE DROP follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.
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