Lionsgate has set a September 18 limited-release date for Sicario, the drug-runner drama from director Denis Villenueve (Prisoners). The mini-major will follow with a wide release a week later. Emily Blunt stars as an idealistic FBI agent who is exposed to the brutal world of international drug trafficking by members of a government task force (Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro) who have enlisted her in their plan to take out a Mexican cartel boss. Jon Bernthal co-stars.

Taylor Sheridan wrote Sicario, which will go wide on September 25 against three new openers: Relativity horror pic The Disappoints Room, Sony toon sequel Hotel Transylvania 2 and the New Line comedy The Intern.