‘The Collective’ Trailer: Lucas Till, Tyrese, Ruby Rose, & Mercedes Varnado Lead Assassin Thriller Arriving In August

Lucas Till is a rookie assassin taking on a well-connected group of human traffickers in The Collective. The star-studded film features a number of fan-favorite actors used to big franchises and bigger action. Till is joined in the cast by John Wick and Batwoman star Ruby Rose, Tyrese Gibson of the Fast & Furious franchise, The Mandalorian‘s Mercedes Varnado aka Mercedes Monet aka Sasha Banks, screen legend Don Johnson, and The Wire actor Paul Ben-Victor.

In the new trailer, we see Till’s newbie assassin Sam Alexander recruited into the titular group of righteous killers who target the most privileged people in the world. Sam, joined by Tyrese, are charged with taking out a sophisticated human trafficking ring whose ringleader is so wealthy and so connected that the FBI has the group on their “untouchable” list.

With a cast as experienced as this, it’s a good thing the trailer doesn’t skimp on showing off the action, with Till, Tyrese, and Rose carrying the load. It’s also good to see Johnson and Ben-Victor, two stalwarts of the screen, continue what has been a career resurgence for both. Also, this film marks Varnado’s feature film debut, so her legion of fans will want to get on the ground floor of this phase in her career.

Here’s the synopsis: A group of righteous assassins called The Collective take aim at a highly sophisticated human trafficking ring backed by a network of untouchable billionaires. With their backs against the wall, The Collective has no choice but to put their most important mission in the hands of rookie assassin Sam Alexander.

The Collective is directed by Tom DeNucci (Johnny & Clyde), and hits theaters and digital on August 4th.

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.