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.