Lionsgate has set a release date for the drug-cartel thriller Sicario.
The film from Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) will get a limited release on Sept. 18, 2015 before expanding to wide release on Sept. 25, the company announced Monday. Sicario stars Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Walking Dead) and Daniel Kaluuya (Skins).
The thriller centers on an idealistic FBI agent (Blunt) who is enlisted by a government task force to take out a Mexican drug-cartel leader in the lawless border area between the U.S. and Mexico. Taylor Sheridan wrote the script.
It will open on Sept. 18 against the young-adult-adaptation sequel Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials from Fox, Universal’s mountain-climbing drama Everest and Warner Bros.’ Black Mass, which stars Johnny Depp as real-life Boston gangster Whitey Bulger.
On Sept. 25, Sicario will join the Nancy Meyers dramedy The Intern from Warner Bros., Relativity’s supernatural thriller The Disappointments Room and Sony’s animated Hotel Transylvania 2.