‘The Informer’ Trailer: Joel Kinnaman Heads to Prison in Thriller

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Aviron Pictures has released the official trailer for upcoming thriller The Informer, starring Joel Kinnaman.

Based on the book of the same name by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström, the film finds Kinnaman playing a former Special Ops soldier who is imprisoned after a fight protecting his wife (Ana de Armas). In an effort to secure an early release, he agrees to work for the FBI as an informant. Things don’t go according to plan, and he soon finds himself caught in the middle of a war between the mob and the FBI.

It looks like a relatively solid thriller, given a little more appeal with a supporting cast that includes Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen and Common. This marks the second directorial effort for Andrea Di Stefano, who previously directed 2014’s Escobar: Paradise Lost, starring Benicio del Toro as Pablo Escobar. Patriots Day scribe Matt Cook penned the screenplay.

The Informer will be hitting US cinemas on 22 March 2019.

Aviron Pictures’ official synopsis for The Informer:

Honorably discharged Special Ops soldier Pete Koslow’s (Joel Kinnaman) world is turned upside-down when heis jailed after a fight to protect his wife (Ana de Armas). He’s given a chance for early release by becoming an informant for the FBI (Academy Award nominees Rosamund Pike and Clive Owen) and using his covert skills in an operation to take down The General, the most powerful crime boss in New York. But when the FBI sting meant to finally earn Koslow his freedom results in the death of an undercover NYPD cop, Koslow finds himself caught in the crossfire between the mob and the FBI. The General insists Koslow takes the heat and sends him back to prison to spearhead a drug operation from inside, and the FBI affirms that going back to jail to do The General’s bidding is the only way for Koslow to keep his deal with them alive. Caught in a world of impossible choices, Koslow must return to prison,where he formulates a plan to escape the clutches of three of New York City’s most powerful organizations –the mob, the NYPD and the FBI –in order to save himself and his family.

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