WHO’S IN IT?
Tom Hardy (Bronson), Noomi Rapace (Prometheus), James Gandolfini (The Sopranos), Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone), John Ortiz (Silver Linings Playbook), Elizabeth Rodriguez (Blow), Michael Aronov (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Morgan Spector (The Last Airbender), Michael Esper (A Beautiful Mind), Ross Bickell (The Fighter), James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom), Tobias Segal (Petunia), Patricia Squire (Orange is the New Black), Ann Dowd (Compliance), Chris Sullivan (North Starr)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead), director; Dennis Lehane (Gone Baby Gone), writer; Peter Chernin (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Dylan Clark (Oblivion) and Mike Larocca (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), producers; Marco Beltrami (I, Robot) and Raf Keunen (Just a Sigh), composers; Nicolas Karakatsanis (Violet), cinematographer; Christopher Tellefsen (Moneyball), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Lonely bartender Bob (Hardy) is part of a covert scheme that funnels cash to local gangsters – called “money drops” – within the underworld of Brooklyn bars, which he does under the supervision of his employer and cousin Marv (Gandolfini). However, after an ill-fated robbery, Bob finds himself at the centre of an investigation that digs deep into the neighbourhood’s past…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The Drop hopes to be a suspenseful and engaging crime thriller, but sentimentally it also features the final appearance of late actor James Gandolfini in what would turn out to be his swan song.