I never would have thought to pair Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña in a black comedy about two crooked cops in New Mexico, but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t work. This new trailer for War on Everyone, writer-director John Michael McDonagh’s third film – after The Guard and Calvary – isn’t quite as bawdy as the red-band trailer released a couple of months ago, but it’s a great, funny tease nonetheless. It seems especially enticing if you fancy yourself a fan of Guy Ritchie’s cops ‘n’ crooks films, or Shane Black’s The Nice Guys.
The film also stars Theo James,Tessa Thompson, Malcolm Barrett, Caleb Landry Jones, Paul Reiser,Stephanie Sigman, and David Wilmot. War on Everyone opens in the U.K. on October 7th, but no U.S. release date has been announced yet.
Watch the new trailer for War on Everyone below:
Here’s the official synopsis and description of War on Everyone:
Award-winning writer-director of THE GUARD & CALVARY, John Michael McDonagh crosses the globe for his much-anticipated third film, a jet-black action comedy starring Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña and Theo James.
In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Terry Monroe (Skarsgård) and Bob Bolaño (Peña) are two corrupt cops who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he?
Known for his distinctively witty sensibility and confrontational humour, McDonagh previously wrote and directed the acclaimed drama Calvary, starring Brendan Gleeson, and offbeat comedy The Guard, also starring Gleeson alongside Don Cheadle, which became a worldwide sleeper hit.
WAR ON EVERYONE stars Alexander Skarsgård (Tarzan, Melancholia, True Blood), Michael Peña (Ant-Man, Fury, End of Watch) and Theo James (Insurgent, Divergent). Joining in supporting roles are Tessa Thompson (Selma, Dear White People), Malcolm Barrett (The Hurt Locker, My Best Friend’s Girl), Caleb Landry Jones (X Men: First Class), Paul Reiser (Concussion, Whiplash), Stephanie Sigman (Spectre, Miss Bala) and David Wilmot (The Guard, Calvary, ‘71).