‘Mob Land’ Trailer: John Travolta Is A Small-Town Peacekeeper In Crime-Thriller With Stephen Dorff And Ashley Benson

John Travolta is a small-town sheriff trying to protect his community from the ravages of illegal drugs and organized crime in the trailer for Mob Land. Directed by Nicholas Maggio and formerly-titled American Metal, the film stars Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead) as Shelby and Kevin Dillon (Buddy Games) as Trey, brothers-in-law who pull off an ill-fated heist at a pill mill, drawing the attention of the law and the local mafia kingpin who sends his enforcer (Stephen Dorff) out for vengeance, putting Shelby’s wife (Ashley Benson) and daughter in the crosshairs.

Travolta has starred in many action movies in his career, and always strikes an impressive image as he does in Mob Land‘s poster. It’s good to see him in another role where he can take charge and command the screen because that’s when he’s best. He most recently starred opposite Bruce Willis in another action-thriller, Paradise City, which also featured Dorff.

This trailer starts off hot and promises an edge-of-your-seat experience. Mob Land opens in theaters on August 4th.

Deep in the heart of Dixie, in a small town struggling with the ravages of addiction, a local sheriff (John Travolta) tries to maintain the peace when desperate family man Shelby (Shiloh Fernandez) robs a pill mill with his reckless brother-in-law, Trey (Kevin Dillon). But the supposedly easy score takes a violent turn, alerting the New Orleans mafia’s revenge-seeking enforcer (Stephen Dorff), who threatens Shelby’s wife (Ashley Benson) and daughter. With its unpredictable twists and turns, Mob Land is a heart-pounding, action thriller.


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