I know what you're thinking. Do we really need another drug drama set in Mexico, especially since Hollywood pumps one out every few months? The answer is no. Not at all. But I am mildly interested to see how Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Enemy) approached this well-worn premise in SICARIO, especially since it stars Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin and Jon Bernthal. But also Villeneuve has brought us a very intriguing brand of suspense in his previous films. since More in the synopsis:
In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is exposed to the brutal world of international drug trafficking by members of a government task force (Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro) who have enlisted her in their plan to take out a Mexican cartel boss.
First-time screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (mostly known for his acting work on the small screen in shows like Sons of Anarchy and Veronica Mars) penned the script. But is anyone else getting Traffic vibes? Maybe it's the Del Toro connection...
Thoughts? Lionsgate will release SICARIO in limited theaters on September 18 and nationwide on September 25.