With Incendies, Prisoners and, to a lesser extent, Enemies, Denis Villenueve has shown he’s one of the most interesting directors around, and you’ve got to think teaming up with Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro for Sicario has to be a good idea.
Here’s the film’s synopsis: ‘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. A Lionsgate presentation, a Black Label Media presentation, a Thunder Road production, a Denis Villeneuve film.’
Following it’s Cannes premiere it’s been getting some good reviews. You can take a look at the trailer below, with the film itself due in cinemas later this year.