15. The Drop
What? Speaking of excellent writers, here’s Denis Lehane. The man behind incredible works such as “Mystic River”, “Gone Baby Gone”, and “Shutter Island” cuts the middle man and writes this original screenplay without the novel. In “The Drop”, Bob Saginowski is a bartender that works in a bar running a covert scheme of funneling money to local mobsters, i.e. “money drops”, in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. His employer, his cousin Marv, pressures him to keep quiet and soon Bob finds himself in the middle of a robbery gone awry. During the investigation, secrets of the town from the past are dug up.
Who? Michael R. Roskam, coming off his indy hit “Bullhead”, helms one of James Gandolfini’s final projects before his unfortunate death last year. Apart from Gandolfini, the film stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and John Ortiz.
When and Where? The film drops in theaters in a wide release on September 12th.