Denis Villeneuve (Incendies, Prisoners, Enemy) is on the fast track to being one of the best directors working today, with even Blade Runner 2 on the horizon. His latest film however, Sicario, helped solidify that vaulted stature when it earned raves at Cannes (check out our review here).
Sicario, which means “hitman” in Mexico, stars Emily Blunt as an FBI agent enlisted by Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro and a government task force to fight the war on drugs in across the American border. Here’s the full synopsis:
In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elite government task force official to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past, the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.
Sicario is lensed by Roger Deakins and is the debut screenplay of actor Taylor Sheridan. Sicario opens September 18. Watch the trailer below via The Film Stage: