One More Trailer for Joel Kinnaman's 'The Informer' - Out in November
by Alex Billington
October 12, 2020
"If you go back inside, you'll never get out." Vertical Ent. has released an official trailer for The Informer, the crime thriller about an undercover ex-cop in a prison. This was supposed to open last year - we already featured two trailers last year. It was pushed until early 2020, then the pandemic hit and they kept delaying it - until the end of summer. But now they're just scrapping theatrical release plans entirely and dumping it on VOD this November - more than a year after its initial release date in August of 2019. The film is about an ex-con who goes undercover and intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum security prison. The film stars Joel Kinnaman as Pete Koslow, who gets "caught in the middle of dangerous people with their own priorities." The action thriller also co-stars Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Common, Ana de Armas, Sam Spruell, Ruth Bradley, Martin McCann, and Jenna Willis. I think they expected this to be a big hit, for some reason, but I doubt it will make any splash at all.
Here's the final official US trailer (+ poster) for Andrea Di Stefano's The Informer, direct from YouTube:
You can still watch the first US trailer for Di Stefano's The Informer here, and last year's UK trailer here.
Ex-Special Ops Pete Koslow's (Joel Kinnaman) world is turned upside-down when hei s jailed after a fight to protect his wife (Ana de Armas). He's given a chance for early release by becoming an informant for the FBI and using his covert skills in an operation to take down The General, the most powerful crime boss in New York. But when the sting meant to finally earn his freedom results in the death of an undercover cop, Koslow finds himself caught in the crossfire between the mob and the FBI. The General insists Koslow takes the heat and sends him back to prison to spearhead a drug operation from inside, and the FBI affirms that going back to jail to do The General's bidding is the only way for him to keep his deal alive. Caught in a world of impossible choices, Koslow must return to prison, where he formulates a plan to escape the clutches of three of New York City's most powerful organizations –the mob, the NYPD and the FBI –in order to save himself and his family. The Informer is directed by Italian actor-turned-filmmaker Andrea Di Stefano, making his second feature film after Escobar: Paradise Lost in 2014 previously. The screenplay is written by Matt Cook, adapted from the novel by Börge Hellström & Anders Roslund. Vertical will drop Di Stefano's The Informer direct-to-VOD starting November 6th coming up this fall. Who's in?
Looks like good fun. In the vain of STREET KINGS.
DAVIDPD on Oct 12, 2020
Reminds me of several films. I hope it's as good and fun as some of them ...
shiboleth on Oct 12, 2020
I agree with you, shiboleth...however...I don't get it. This was a very good trailer. The story is good and the cast is excellent. I just don't get it sometimes when people think this is a mess or it won't make any kind of splash. They might be right as I'm often at odds with the popular opinions and the likes and dislikes of the mass audience, but I liked the looks of this film and hope it comes around so I can see it. I like Kinnaman and always have and think he's more real and more talented than the usual suspects that are so-called stars. In my opinion he should be a working leading man. Also...Who can not like Clive Owen...or Rosamund Pike? I just don't get it...but I don't care as I like what I've seen here and have no problem with others who didn't. So there!...lol...cheers!
thespiritbo on Oct 12, 2020
Exactly, Bo! I also have no problem with Kinnaman (some kind of classic posture in his film persona, huh?) and with the idea of film or with the rest of cast. Looks like the right idea of fun. And, just like you, I don't really look around to see what others have to say. I mean, I do appreciate different opinions, but I don't necessarilly stick to them. But, as you said yourself, we're used to that. Should I be bold and say that such things are the ingredients that make men of taste? Or, I might be just exaggareting? Some might say so. Anyway, it's cool to go after what one thinks is right. Cheers, Bo!
shiboleth on Oct 13, 2020
Cheers, back...and I have always thought that my taste and observations of films are correct and wouldn't change them for anyone...lol...I don't say that much as the troops can't handle it...I wouldn't say it's arrogant as I don't think I'm important or that my opinions are important. They are just right...lol...later gator.
thespiritbo on Oct 13, 2020
Yeah, I also think that my choices are quite deliberate and sound. Although I understand that others don't have to share it. Still, it's an interesting subject to ask generally: what is a good film? Cheers ...
shiboleth on Oct 14, 2020
Let me answer to 'what is a good film'?...One that Bo likes!...and probably that shiboleth likes too! Righto cheerio?...lol...
thespiritbo on Oct 14, 2020
Hahahahahaha, of course. How could I doubt that? Cheers back ...
shiboleth on Oct 15, 2020
Hard for me to tell...I really don't like Kinnaman...surprised that Pike is in this mess.
kitano0 on Oct 12, 2020
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