Fox Searchlight Pictures has released an international trailer for Tom Hardy and the late James Gandolfini's crime thriller The Drop. The movie is based on a short story called Animal Rescue written by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the novels Mystic River, Shutter Island and Gone Baby Gone. This guy is a great storyteller of dark tales, and this looks like it's going to be a heavy movie.
The story "follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (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 (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 also stars Noomi Rapace, and was directed by Michael R. Roskam. It's set to be released on September 12th.