After portraying endearing characters like Scotty in Star Trek and Benji Dunn in the Mission: Impossible movies, Simon Pegg explores his sinister side in the red band trailer for Kill Me Three Times. Simon Pegg plays Charlie Wolfe, a mercurial assassin who discovers he isn't the only person trying to kill the siren (Alice Braga) of a sun-drenched surfing town. In this darkly comedic thriller, the hitman finds himself unraveling three tales of mayhem, murder, blackmail and revenge.

Throughout his journey, Charlie encounters a number of colorful characters, such as his target's husband (Sullivan Stapleton), a gambling addict trying to pay off his debts in a life insurance scam, Lucy Webb (Teresa Palmer), a small town Lady McBeth, jealous club owner Jack Taylor (Callan Mulvey) and local surfing legend Dylan Smith (Luke Hemsworth). The cast is rounded out by Bryan Brown and Steve Le Marquand in this explosive dark comedy from Kriv Stenders (Red Dog).

Check out the first footage from this Kill Me Three Times, which arrives in theaters December 31 after having its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. In case you missed it back in August, you can also CLICK HERE to check out the motion poster that Simon Pegg released through his Twitter page.

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