John Cusack & Malin Akerman in First 'The Numbers Station' Trailer
"You keep the station safe, you keep the code safe. Whatever it takes." Well, here's an nice generic thriller for the spring. In what looks like it could have been a role for Nicolas Cage, this time John Cusack steps back into contemporary thriller territory in this first trailer for The Numbers Station. Teaming up with Malin Akerman (who worked with Cage in Stolen), Cusack is a CIA black ops agent tasked with guarding a code operator, an integral part of how the CIA does business by way of encrypted messages at the titular locations. But of course, a team of bad guys complicates things and they must defend themselves. Watch?
Here's the first trailer for Kasper Barfoed's The Numbers Station originally from Yahoo:
After his latest mission goes wrong, veteran CIA black ops agent Emerson Kent (John Cusack) is given one last chance to prove he still has what it takes to do his job. His new assignment: guarding Katherine (Malin Akerman), a code operator at a top-secret remote CIA "Numbers Station" where encrypted messages are sent and received. When an elite team of heavily armed assailants lays siege to the station, Emerson and Katherine suddenly find themselves in a life-or-death struggle against an unknown enemy. Kasper Barfoed directs The Numbers Station from new writer F. Scott Frazier and it hits theaters on April 26th. Well?
Sorry, I dont buy Cusack as a badass CIA agent, plus what kind of trained sniper misses a 100 yard shot on first strike lol
Cody W on Feb 12, 2013
I know. Even as a professional assassin in GPB—maybe his best movie ever—he still had an awkwardness about him, trying to find himself when he returned home for his High School reunion. Plays the unconventional hero better than anyone. S'why he was so good in 1408.
Corpse Bride on Feb 13, 2013
Yeah but in GPB he was suppose to play that awkward bumbling idiot, Cusack pulls that off well but in this hes trying to play this badass CIA agent whose reconciling his mistakes etc...just doesnt work for him.
Cody W on Feb 14, 2013
I'm not sure what you're taking issue with; whether he can be badass or whether he can act the part, but I don't think physicality is problem for him, if that's what you mean. Have you seen War, Inc. He did a pretty badass fight scene and a few other action scenes in that, and in the hand to hand scene i'm referring to, it didn't look like a double.
JL on Feb 14, 2013
Nobody saw War Inc...
Conrad Williams on Feb 18, 2013
The premise makes very little sense.
redtie on Feb 13, 2013
He survived the apocalypse in a limo so this should be no problem.
Carpola on Feb 13, 2013
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