Take a look at the trailer for Crisis, an upcoming thriller boasting a cast that includes Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Greg Kinnear, Michelle Rodriguez and Luke Evans.
The film is set against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic and tells three interweaving stories looking at the greed, violence and tragedy of this oh-so troubling drug war. Among the stories: Lilly as an architect recovering from an oxycodone addiction tracking down the truth behind her son’s disappearance and Oldman as a university professor facing unexpected revelations about his employer, a pharmaceutical giant bringing a new “non-addictive” painkiller to market.
This is only the second feature in around ten years for writer-director Nicholas Jarecki, whose only prior film was the well-crafted 2012 Richard Gere thriller Arbitrage. With a solid cast and an important real-life topic in focus, there’s strong potential for a multi-angled look at a drug war the likes of which Steven Soderbergh delivered with the fantastic 2000 film Traffic. Looking forward to checking this one out.
Crisis, also starring Lily-rose Depp and Scott Mescudi, will be hitting US cinemas on February 26th, before a US Digital and On Demand release on March 5th.