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Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' Trailer & Poster

French Canadian auteur Denis Villeneuve made his U.S. debut with Prisoners (see review) and then Enemy (see teaser) back to back in 2013! And now, he is coming out with Sicario starring Emily Blunt as Kate, a FBI agent who is enlisted by an elite government task force office to assist in the escalating war against drugs. The film premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival where it was competing for the Palme d'Or. Villeneuve revealed that screenwriter Taylor Sheridan had been asked to change the gender of the lead role which is played by Blunt. Good thing they didn't because especially with a female in the forefront, it's so interesting to see a character as complex as Kate to give more texture and layers to a story as dense as this one. 

Starring alongside Blunt is Hollywood powerhouses Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin. The trailer doesn't give much away but you can bet that it's going to put Blunt in the hot seat that will really propel her to give one of her best performances yet. I already hear oscar noms ringing! Cinematography is done by Roger Deakins who Villeneuve has collaborated with before in Prisoners so you already know it's going to look gorgeous! Ya'll know I have a soft spot for Villeneuve as I've done one of my Director Series on him where I list in order my favorite to least favorite film of his! Definitely watch it before this film comes out so you can be well versed in his filmography! Sicario comes out September 18th

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