"The Trust" already seems like a perfect buddy cop movie, with the cops -- played by Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood -- being bored officers who attempt to rob a vault at the back of a grocery store. What could go wrong?
The first trailer and poster were just released, ahead of the movie's premiere at SXSW. The poster makes it look like a potentially serious thriller, but the trailer strikes a comedic tone -- and hopefully the film follows suit, because the comedy of Cage being Crazy Cage and Wood being Innocent Big-Eyed Elijah is already so beautiful. They just work together, especially when they're not quite working well with others.
Cage plays Jim Stone, with Wood as David Waters. Here's the synopsis, via Flickering Myth:
"Waters and Stone are two nobody police officers working dull administrative jobs and making extra money selling stolen Civil Service Exams to other officers. When Stone hears a story about a heroin dealer quickly beating his extremely high bail, the two friends set into motion a plan to find the origin of such a large amount of cash. Through diligent police work they follow a trail that leads directly to a custom bank-style vault built into the back room freezer of a small grocery store. They put a plan into motion to rob the vault and split whatever they find inside. But by the time they figure out what the vault contains, it's already too late to turn back."
Now that you know "the drill" (that joke will make sense in a minute), here's the trailer:
Here's the full poster:
"The Trust" premieres exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA, and you can head here to find more information.
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