If you see a gun in the first act of a movie, it must go off in the third. I’m paraphrasing there, The Drop does in fact show you a gun in the first act – more than one, actually – and, from there, the movie moves implacably to its inevitable, yet not quite expected end.
The Drop is based on a short story by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), who also wrote the script. It’s the story of a bartender who finds himself between a rock and hard place when the bar where he works is robbed – it’s a mob-owned enterprise – and finds himself in the middle of an investigation that digs into the neighborhood’s past.
Two new clips have been released featuring Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini. Check them out after the jump. The Drop premieres on September 12th.
In his final role, James Gandolfini returned to the dark world of organized crime as the former owner of a bar that is used as a drop zone for ill-gotten money. The Drop also stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace.
Check out the first trailer following the jump. The Drop will be in theaters on September 14th.