‘The Contractor’ Trailer: Chris Pine Reunites With Ben Foster For Action-Packed Special Forces Thriller

The combination of Chris Pine and Ben Foster proved to be something special in Taylor Sheridan’s Hell or High Water. While Sheridan’s screenplay was a huge part of it, the neo-Western would’ve been nothing without Pine and Foster selling it as the risk-taking, bank robbing siblings. And now we get to see these two together again in an entirely different movie, The Contractor, which hopes to recapture some of that magic.

While a completely different kind of film, economic desperation is something both have in common. Pine plays a former Special Forces officer who joins a private military force to help get out of debt, only to have the first mission go up in flames and him on the run.

Joining Pine and Foster in a terrific cast are Kiefer Sutherland, Eddie Marsan, and Nina Hoss, Amira Casar, Fares Fares, Florian Munteanu, JD Pardo, and Tait Fletcher.

Behind the camera is Tarik Saleh, known for his work on HBO’s Westworld and the Sundance award winner The Nile Hilton Incident, working from a script by JP Davis.

The Contractor hits theaters on April 1st.

Chris Pine stars in the action-packed thriller as Special Forces Sergeant James Harper, who is involuntarily discharged from the Army and cut-off from his pension. In debt, out of options and desperate to provide for his family, Harper contracts with a private underground military force. When the very first assignment goes awry, the elite soldier finds himself hunted and on the run, caught in a dangerous conspiracy and fighting to stay alive long enough to get home and uncover the true motives of those who betrayed him. Also starring Kiefer Sutherland, Ben Foster, Gillian Jacobs and Eddie Marsan.


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