‘Copshop’ Trailer: Frank Grillo And Gerard Butler Go To War In A Police Station

Joe Carnahan makes unapologetically masculine action flicks. I think he and Antoine Fuqua may be cinematic kindred spirits or something. From Smokin’ Aces to The Grey, The A-Team, and this year’s awesome video game-inspired Boss Level, you just know the kind of movie you’re going to get from him. If you’re a fan that’s pretty exciting, but give him stars like Frank Grillo and Gerard Butler, who are definitely on the same wavelength, and it’s a recipe for something great.

That’s the long-winded way of saying I’m pretty stoked for Copshop, which follows a con artist who seeks refuge from assassins in a police station. But his assumption the cops will protect him doesn’t go as planned, turning the station into a battleground. Yes, please!

Also in the cast are Toby Huss (ARTIE!!!), Alexis Louder, Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau, and Ryan O’Nan. Carnahan co-wrote the script with Kurt McLeod.

Copshop hits theaters on September 17th.

Tearing through the Nevada desert in a bullet-ridden Crown Vic, wily con artist Teddy Murretto (Frank Grillo) hatches a desperate plan to hide out from lethal hitman Bob Viddick (Gerard Butler): He sucker-punches rookie officer Valerie Young (Alexis Louder) to get himself arrested and locked up in a small-town police station. Jail can’t protect Murretto for long, and Viddick schemes his own way into detention, biding his time in a nearby cell until he can complete his mission. When the arrival of a competing assassin (Toby Huss) ignites all-out mayhem, mounting threats force Viddick to get creative if he wants to finish the job and escape the explosive situation.



Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.