Triple 9 | Chicago Reader

Triple 9

Do actors even read scripts anymore? Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, and Casey Affleck all signed on for this underworld drama, probably banking on the reputation of Australian director John Hillcoat (The Proposition, The Road). But Matt Cook's maiden feature-length screenplay—something about dirty Atlanta cops being blackmailed by the Russian Jewish mafia—is so murky it leaves the whole cast looking tentative, if not defensive. As Hillcoat proved with his Virginia bootlegging drama Lawless (2012), he ain't from around here, and his treatment of Atlanta never amounts to more than a few onscreen titles announcing streets and neighborhoods. Really the movie takes place in a world of subterranean garages where anyone sitting in the driver's seat of a car is just asking to get his head sprayed across the windows. With Norman Reedus, Michael K. Williams, and Clifton Collins Jr.

Credits

Director:

  • John Hillcoat

Cast:

  • Casey Affleck
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Anthony Mackie
  • Aaron Paul
  • Clifton Collins Jr.
  • Norman Reedus
  • Teresa Palmer
  • Michael Williams
  • Gal Gadot
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Kate Winslet
  • Michelle Ang
  • Terence Rosemore
  • E. Roger Mitchell
  • Luis Da Silva Jr.

Producers:

  • Keith Redmon
  • Bard Dorros
  • John Hillcoat
  • Marc Butan
  • Anthony Katagas
  • Christopher Woodrow
  • Steve Golin
  • Paul Green
  • Molly Conners
  • Maria Cestone
  • Sarah Johnson
  • Kimberly Fox
  • Isabel Dos Santos
  • Tom Ortenberg
  • Peter Lawson

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