The Drop

(2014)

The Drop is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award-nominated director of Bullhead. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane, The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters - "money drops" - in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.

‘The Drop’ International Trailer Starring Tom Hardy

‘The Drop’ International Trailer Starring Tom Hardy

A Brooklyn bartender gets caught up in a robbery investigation that threatens to expose his neighborhood's secrets in a new international trailer for The Drop, following the domestic trailer released in April.

The plot, which author Dennis Lehane adapted from his own short story Animal Rescue, follows Brooklyn bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy), who works for Cousin Marv, played by James Gandolfini in his final performance. Aside from slinging drinks, Bob also leaves money drops for local gangsters, although when his bar is robbed, the investigation threatens to expose the neighborhood's hidden secrets. In addition, we also have a new poster and photos for director Michael R. Roskam's crime thriller, co-starring Noomi Rapace, James Frecheville and Matthias Schoenaerts, arriving in theaters September 19.

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‘The Drop’ Trailer Featuring James Gandolfini's Final Performance

‘The Drop’ Trailer Featuring James Gandolfini's Final Performance

James Gandolfini's final performance is put on display for the first time in the trailer for The Drop, formerly known as Animal Rescue. The late actor, who passed away in June shortly after wrapping on this crime drame, plays Marv, the employer and cousin of Boston bartender Bob Sacinowski (Tom Hardy), who gets caught in the middle of a robbery gone bad and the investigation that follows which uncovers secrets from the neighborhood's past. Noomi Rapace co-stars in director Michael R. Roskam's adaptation of Dennis Lehane's short story, arriving in theaters September 19.

The Drop is a new crime drama from Michael R. Roskam, the Academy Award-nominated director of Bullhead. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters - "money drops" - in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.

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James Gandolfini Circles ‘Animal Rescue’

James Gandolfini Circles ‘Animal Rescue’

James Gandolfini is in talks to join the cast of Animal Rescue, alongside Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace. No details were given regarding what character he will play, if a deal is finalized.

The plot is based on Dennis Lehane short story that centers on a Boston bartender trying to free himself from his past criminal life. He gets caught up in a heist gone wrong and a murder that all stems from a lost pit bull.

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Noomi Rapace Circles ‘Animal Rescue’

Noomi Rapace Circles ‘Animal Rescue’

Last month, we reported that Fox Searchlight wanted Tom Hardy to play the male lead in the adaptation Animal Rescue. Today, we have word that the actor is in final talks to star, with the studio offering the female lead to Noomi Rapace. It isn't known if The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star plans on accepting the offer or not.

Dennis Lehane wrote the adapted screenplay, based on his own short story. The plot centers on a bartender who rescues a pit bull from a garbage can, and gets caught up in a vast criminal conspiracy at the mafia-controlled bar he works at. No details were given for the female lead character. Although the short story is set in Boston, like most of Dennis Lehane's stories, the adaptation will take place in New York City.

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‘Animal Rescue’ Lands Director Michael R. Roskam; Eyes Tom Hardy to Star

‘Animal Rescue’ Lands Director Michael R. Roskam; Eyes Tom Hardy to Star

Director Michael R. Roskam (Bullhead) has taken the reins on Fox Searchlight's Animal Rescue, replacing director Neil Burger. The studio is also eyeing Tom Hardy to star in this adaptation of Dennis Lehane's short story.

We reported in June that Neil Burger signed on to direct, although he dropped out after signing on to make Divergent in August. The story centers on a Boston bartender who rescues a dog from a garbage can. This act of good will gets him into more trouble than he can imagine, when the pooch's deranged former owner comes after him. He also gets caught in a criminal conspiracy at the mafia-controlled bar he works at.

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‘Animal Rescue’ Gets Director Neil Burger

Fox Searchlight has inked a deal with Limitless director Neil Burger to helm their crime drama Animal Rescue.

The drama follows a man who wants to leave his life of crime. He gets caught up in a murder that results from a loss at a pit bull fight. The filmmaker is also writing the screenplay, adapted from a short story by Dennis Lehane.

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