First Photos from Denis Villeneuve's Film 'Sicario' with Emily Blunt
by Alex Billington
May 5, 2015
Before he goes on to bring us the new Blade Runner movie, Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve will next premiere his new film Sicario at the Cannes Film Festival this month. The modern thriller revolves around a young FBI agent, played by Emily Blunt (thinking of Zero Dark Thirty already) who is recruited into a CIA operation to take down a Mexican drug cartel boss. Along the way she interacts with Alejandro, played by Benecio Del Toro, and Matt Graves, played by Josh Brolin, seen in the photos below. The director recently told The Guardian in a profile that it's "a very dark film, a dark poem, quite violent." We'll have to wait for the trailer to get a glimpse of that violence - as these first look photos aren't too crazy. Take a look.
Here's the first set of photos from Sicario revealed so far. Thank you to The Film Stage + HitFix for these.
Denis Villeneuve's Sicario, from a script by Taylor Sheridan, will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival as an In-Competition film. Official synopsis: "A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit." The story in the film specifically features a loophole in which mercenaries are legally allowed to cross the border of Mexico in order to bring in a drug lord. "It's about the alienation of the cycles of violence, how at one point we are in those spirals of violence and ask ourselves, 'Is there a solution?' My movie raises the question; it doesn't give any answer." Lionsgate will release Villeneuve's Sicario in theaters starting September 18th this fall.
After Prisoners and Enemy, I'll watch pretty much anything this guy makes
Efterklang on May 5, 2015
Nice. Been waiting for news on this one. Since seeing Prisoners and Enemy I've been waiting to see what's next for Denis. Looking forward to seeing a trailer or some footage sometime soon. Looks like a solid cast and his description has me interested.
NathanDewey on May 5, 2015
Anna Kendrick once called Emily Blunt the "kind of gal that loves a fart joke". Please tell me that isn't true.
Cake on May 5, 2015
Sounds gripping. Villenueve is such a good dramatic director.
DAVIDPD on May 5, 2015
Everything he does is über fantastic, so no doubt this will be great too!
ari smulders on May 5, 2015
Blunt has a great set of peepers.
DAVIDPD on May 6, 2015
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