New Trailer and Images for SAFE HOUSE Starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds

     November 3, 2011


Universal has released the first trailer for the thriller Safe House starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds.  The story centers on a young CIA agent (Reynolds) who must team up with the dangerous criminal in order to survive when their safe house is destroyed by mercenaries.  The trailer goes heavy on the action, but it looks like director Daniel Espinosa (Snabba Cash) has done a great job.  But the biggest hook is the dynamic between Washington and Reynolds.  Few actors have as much fun playing the bad guy as Washington and he clearly relishes flipping between charm and malevolence on a dime.  My only complaint with the trailer is that it shows a little too much, but overall I like what I’m seeing.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer and the larger version of the poster and image released yesterday, plus two new images.  The film also stars Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Vera Farmiga, Fares Fares, Robert Patrick, Nora Arnezeder, Liam Cunningham, Joel Kinnaman, and Ruben BladesSafe House opens February 10, 2012.

Click over to Apple to see the trailer in HD.

Here’s the official synopsis for Safe House:

Oscar® winner Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds star in the action-thriller Safe House.  Washington plays the most dangerous renegade from the CIA, who comes back onto the grid after a decade on the run.  When the South African safe house he’s remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative (Reynolds) escapes with him.  Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead.

For the past year, Matt Weston has been frustrated by his inactive, backwater post in Cape Town.  A “housekeeper” who aspires to be a full-fledged agent, the loyal company man has been waiting for an opportunity to prove himself.  When the first and only occupant he’s had proves to be the most dangerous man he’s ever met, Weston readies for duty.

Tobin Frost has eluded capture for almost a decade.  One of the best ops men that the CIA’s known, the ex-intelligence officer has given up assets and sold military intel to anyone with cash since he turned.  From trading secrets to North Korea to aiding splinter cells, the damage he’s done to the U.S. is immeasurable.  And he’s now back on the reservation with a secret.

As soon as Frost is brought in for debriefing, mercenaries come and tear apart Weston’s safe house.  Barely escaping, the unlikely partners must discover if their attackers have been sent by terrorists or someone on the inside who will kill anyone standing in the way.  Now it’s up to Weston to figure out who he can trust before they’re both eliminated from the game.

And here are hi-res versions of the poster and images:

  • SkaOreo

    Glad to see dickish Washington is still in good form.

  • Federico Lara

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  • occhile1984

    anyone else think that Denzel looks like Clarence Williams III in that pic? haha.

    Always happy to see Denzel in another action flick. He’s not doing it for the Oscars, he doing it to entertain, and that’s just what he does. Can’t wait to see it.

    • Cartouche

      That is hilarious. He also looks a little like Morgan Freeman

      • Raquel

        I thought he looked like him too!

  • Reaperxxiv

    This movie lives or dies on the chemistry and dynamic between Denzel and Ryan , from the trailer it has a very Training Day esq feel to the “partnership” and character arcs and we all know how well that worked out for Denzel ! So this might be a very good movie.

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  • Ben

    Sweet. Looks great. Although it’s already pretty obvious what’s going to happen in terms of plot…

  • ms.wilkes

    i never miss a denzel washington movie and have all his dvd’s.

    • Carolyn

      Never saw Denzel in a bad movie, however, I didn’t like his getting killed in the movie where he was a body guard for the little girl.

  • We

    We love u Denzel!!!!

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