First Trailer for Drug-War Thriller SICARIO, Starring Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt

Denis Villenueve’s drug-war thriller Sicario debuted to strong reviews at Cannes, especially for its star Emily Blunt, and now Lionsgate has released the film’s intense first official trailer to get you amped.

Shot by Roger Deakins, Sicario (which means hitman in Mexico) is certainly an attention-grabber movie about an FBI agent and two Delta Force rangers who cross from Tucson to Mexico to catch a drug lord.

The film co-stars Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber, Jeffrey Donovan, Daniel Kaluuya and Jon Bernthal, and it opens in limited release on September 18th and expands wide the following week.

After the jump, check out the action-packed trailer and let us know what you think.

In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past [Benicio Del Toro], the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.

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