First Trailer for END OF WATCH Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña

     May 3, 2012


The first trailer for the cop-thriller End of Watch has gone online.  The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as a couple of uniformed officers who overstep their bounds when they decide to investigate a drug cartel and end up becoming targets.  Writer-director David Ayer, who previously wrote Training Day, Dark Blue, S.W.A.T., and directed Street Kings, appears to be staying firmly in his comfort zone but now he’s gone the overused found-footage route.  Steve was excited by what he saw when he visited the set, but this trailer has me waiting to be convinced.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera, Frank Grillo, and Natalie MartinezEnd of Watch opens September 28th.

Click over to Yahoo! Movies to see the trailer in HD.

Here’s the official synopsis for End of Watch:

A powerful story of family, friendship, love, honor and courage, End Of Watch stars Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as young Los Angeles police officers Taylor and Zavala as they patrol the city’s meanest streets of south central Los Angeles.

Giving the story a gripping, first-person immediacy, the action unfolds entirely through footage from the handheld HD cameras of the police officers, gang members, surveillance cameras, and citizens caught in the line of fire to create a riveting portrait of the city’s darkest, most violent corners, the cops who risk their lives there every day, and the price they and their families are forced to pay.


  • David Roberts

    Caught a screening of this last night. Had no idea what I was about to watch and let me say..FANTASTIC!!! One if the best, most honest cop films I have ever seen. Trailer sucks and doesn’t come close to showing how good it is. I wont be telling friends to see trailer, just watch the movie. Def on my “films you have to watch coz they are awesome” list.

    • terry

      Who paid you to troll that s*** on here?!

  • FF

    Looks like any night on TV–won’t be catchin’ this one at the theater.

  • Grant keanan

    Wow, I have been so looking forward to seeing this since the first images appeared online. Jake Gyellenhal looks so badass! I couldnt believe he could look so bad ass.Always tot of him as weak looking. I am so gonna see this in theatre.
    Yeah the trailer looks hawt too.

  • wacko3205

    I guess I’m in the miniority of peeps here…but JG is turning out to be a hellacious talent & I can’t wait to see this.


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