Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in First Trailer for LA Crime Thriller 'Shot Caller'

June 12, 2017
Source: YouTube

Shot Caller Trailer

"The fact is - a place like this forces us to become warriors or victims." Saban Films has revealed an official trailer for a crime thriller titled Shot Caller, from writer/director Ric Roman Waugh. The film tells the story of a family man who gets thrown in prison after a car accident. There he becomes a member of a prison gang in order to survive, and upon release is forced to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California. Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jacob, with a cast including Lake Bell, Emory Cohen, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Donovan, Benjamin Bratt, and Holt McCallany. This definitely looks like a brutal crime drama, but doesn't seem to stand out in any unique way. Give it a watch.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Ric Roman Waugh's Shot Caller, direct from YouTube:

Shot Caller Poster

Jacob Harlon is a successful businessman with a loving family when the car he is driving post-celebratory drinks crashes, killing a passenger. After arriving at a maximum security prison he is quickly swept up by the violent rites of passage that seem to be the only way to navigate the brutality. Hardened by his new reality, he transforms into Money, a stoic gangster whose strength and intelligence make him an asset to his gang even beyond the prison walls. Following his release, Money is tailed by the police and threats from his incarcerated friends make him feel obligated to pull off one last crime. Shot Caller is both written and directed by American filmmaker Ric Roman Waugh, of In the Shadows, Felon, and Snitch previously. The film is premiering at the Los Angeles Film Festival this year, but doesn't have any release set. Thoughts?

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  • Looks hilarious. From Zoolander to Aryan Brothers in just under tow hours.
  • Niwa Brown
    looks good - i like it
  • backwardsprogress
    I wonder if any of this movie takes real-world data to build it's story. Otherwise, looks intense and I'm intrigued...
  • shiboleth
    People's lives can be changed, of course, but this looks lie something mostly realistic for being in a film ...
    • bat0u
      While this is almost definitely true, I'm sure a movie like this looks to play off the realism played off by the characters emotions and actions around him, as opposed to how realistic such a plot really is. That's probably why you see films saying "based on a true story" or whatever. Most of the time, it's just to get you a bit more into it with a really loose background similarity, while dramatisizing exponentially everything else around it to make a movie more interesting. Still, some do it well, and some definitely don't, we'll wait and see which this falls under.
    Well, that escalated quickly..
  • Bo
    Sure, the story and circumstances look pretty intense and interesting, but the whole car accident thing was/is just too contrived...which I fear the rest of the film will be too. I do like this actor, Jon Bernthal, though, even though he was in much of this trailer. I just saw him play Ben Affleck's brother in The Accountant and was impressed enough that I'd like to see more of him. That movie was not bad and I don't care much for Affleck. Go figure.
    • bat0u
      I really did like The Accountant a lot actually. But ya, Bernthal was quite good in Walking Dead, and even better as Punisher in Daredevil, though that entire 2nd season wasn't the best. Regardless, he has definitely been up and coming in the last few years. Looking forward to seeing more of him.
      • Bo
        Yea, I'd like to see more of him myself. I don't watch Walking Dead as I'm sick of zombie stuff and can't even remember Daredevil as comic book super hero movies aren't of my sensibilities either. I'd like to see more of Bernthal is regular realistic movies a little like his character in The Accountant. Cheers.
      • Bo
        Another did-bit human interest point, bat. I just watched The Ghost Writer again a few nights ago and Bernthal was in it playing McGregor's attorney/ suit and tie and not at all a tough macho role as per usual for him. He was good too. Take a look. It's a pretty good Polanski film if you've not seen it.
  • JohnDoeB
    Oh shit, Omari Hardwick in this too? May have to check this out.
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