Nicolas Cage and John Cusack team up again for the third time following 1997’s Con Air and 2013’s The Frozen Ground, although they’re not in leading roles as it centres around the Lindel brothers, Mikey (Johnathon Schaech) and JP (Adrian Grenier), who had only each other to rely on growing up.
As adults, JP found success as the owner of a construction company, while Mikey became a small-time mobster, mired in a life of petty crime. When Mikey is kidnapped and held for a ransom by ruthless crime boss Eddie King (Cage), JP turns to the brothers’ old pal Sal (Cusack), a plain clothes detective for help. In order to rescue his brother, JP must risk everything and unleash his vengeance against King’s relentless army of gangsters.
Directed by Steven C Miller (Marauders), from a screenplay by Jason Mosberg, Cage and Cusack look like they’re on familiar ground without really pushing the boat out. It could pass a reasonable 90 minutes or so. I really hope it doesn’t go on much longer than that.
As for its release date, there’s no UK date, but the US get it on January 6th 2017.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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