Open Road Films has staked out an awards season release date for Triple 9, setting a September 11, 2015 nationwide release for the heist thriller directed by John Hillcoat and featuring a serious ensemble cast. Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, Gal Gadot, Clifton Collins Jr and Norman Reedus star in the pic, in which a crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for “officer down.” Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. Matt Cook scripted.
Open Road pre-bought domestic distribution rights just prior to Berlin. Anonymous Content, Sierra/Affinity and Worldview Entertainment are financing and producing.
So far it is the lone pic with the September 11 date.