The first trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s crime drama Sicario is now available and it’s got some serious Traffic vibes. Sicario stars Emily Blunt as idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer, who quickly finds herself out of her depth when an elite government task force official (Josh Brolin) enlists her help with America’s war on drugs. The thing is, this particular arena of warfare is taking place in a lawless and violent area south of the border in Mexico, a world which Macer is woefully unprepared to deal with.
The first look at Sicario, which translates to hitman, is certainly an attention-grabber, even if it gives away what feels like two-and-a-half acts of the movie. I’m more than happy watching Blunt play a fish out of water in a violent, dog-eat-dog war on drugs in a foreign land; I don’t need to have all the plot twists laid out for me. Proceed with caution.
Benicio Del Toro, Victor Garber and Jon Bernthal also star, Sicario opens in limited release on September 18th and expands wide on September 25th.
Watch the first trailer for Sicario below:
Here’s the official synopsis for Sicario:
In Mexico, SICARIO means hitman.
In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs.
Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past [Benicio Del Toro], the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.