I’m a huge fan of John Michael McDonagh’s last two films, The Guard and Calvary, so I’m incredibly excited for his latest feature, War on Everyone. The first trailer for the film has gone online, and it does not disappoint.
Per the official synopsis, “In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Terry Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård) and Bob Bolaño (Michael 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?”
The film looks like it has the same irreverent touch as McDonagh’s last two features, and I can’t wait for this picture to come stateside.
Check out the War on Everyone trailer below. 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 September 30th. No U.S. release date has been announced yet.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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).