SICARIO: Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro Recruit Emily Blunt in First Clip

     May 22, 2015

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The first clip for Denis Villeneuve‘s drug war thriller Sicario has arrived. The film stars Emily Blunt as an idealistic FBI agent enlisted by members of a government task force (Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro) to take out a Mexican cartel boss.

Sicario reunites Villeneuve, one of the most promising young directors, with his Prisoners cinematographer, Roger Deakins, one of the greatest living directors of photography, making it one of my most anticipated films of the year. And having seen this clip, I’m even more thrilled by the idea of Villeneuve and Deakins teaming up for Blade Runner 2. As always, Deakins knows exactly what to bring to the table to fulfill the unique needs of each film. Sicario looks austere; a palette of taupe and desert sand with highlights of blue, and a huge contrast to the grey, green frostiness of Prisoners. I truly can’t wait to see the Bladerunner universe through Deakins’ eyes.

Clip from /Film via ExtraBeurre. The clip plays in between a larger (French) conversation about the film, so I’ve cued up the video below to jump straight to the scene.

Sicario debuted at Cannes this week to positive critical reception, you can check out Talia’s review here. The film opens in limited release on September 18th, followed by a wide release on September 25th. Until then, click here to keep up to date on the latest Sicario news.

Here’s the official synopsis for Sicario.


In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Blunt) is enlisted by an elite government task force official (Brolin) to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past (Del Toro), the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.

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