*Open Road Films has just acquired U.S. distribution rights to John Hillcoat’s upcoming thriller “Triple Nine,” with plans to begin shooting this summer for a 2015 release.
The story follows a group of gang members and corrupt cops who plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist ever.
“Fruitvale Station’s” Michael B. Jordan, “Breaking Bad” and “Need For Speed‘s” Aaron Paul, “Warm Bodies’” Teresa Palmer, Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman in the “Batman Vs. Superman” film) and “End Of Watch‘s” Michael Pena are in talks to join previously announced “12 Years A Slave‘s” Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Out of the Furnace’s” Casey Affleck and Kate Winslet.
In the drama, a crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for “officer down.” Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge.
Hillcoat, who just helmed the controversial “American the Beautiful” Super Bowl spot for Coke, wrote the script with Matt Cook.