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.

Carpola on Jun 12, 2017



DAVIDPD on Jun 12, 2017


looks good - i like it

Niwa Brown on Jun 12, 2017


I wonder if any of this movie takes real-world data to build it's story. Otherwise, looks intense and I'm intrigued...

backwardsprogress on Jun 12, 2017


People's lives can be changed, of course, but this looks lie something mostly realistic for being in a film ...

shiboleth on Jun 12, 2017


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.

bat0u on Jun 14, 2017


Well, that escalated quickly..

DAVIDPD on Jun 12, 2017


Oh shit, Omari Hardwick in this too? May have to check this out.

JohnDoeB on Jun 14, 2017


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.

bat0u on Jun 14, 2017

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