Icon Film Distribution has confirmed that the Irish and UK cinema release of John Michael McDonagh’s War on Everyone will be on Friday, September 30th.
Award-winning writer-director McDonagh crosses the globe for his much-anticipated third film, a jet-black action comedy starring Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña and Theo James.
In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Terry Monroe (Skarsgård) and Bob Bolaño (Peña) are two corrupt cops who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he?
Known for his distinctively witty sensibility and confrontational humour, McDonagh previously wrote and directed the acclaimed drama Calvary, starring Brendan Gleeson, and offbeat comedy The Guard, also starring Gleeson alongside Don Cheadle, which became a worldwide sleeper hit. This marks his first feature film away from Ireland.
War on Everyone stars Alexander Skarsgård (Tarzan, Melancholia, True Blood), Michael Peña (Ant-Man, Fury, End of Watch) and Theo James (Insurgent, Divergent). Joining in supporting roles are Tessa Thompson (Selma, Dear White People), Malcolm Barrett (The Hurt Locker, My Best Friend’s Girl), Caleb Landry Jones (X Men: First Class), Paul Reiser (Concussion, Whiplash), Stephanie Sigman (Spectre, Miss Bala) and David Wilmot (The Guard, Calvary, ‘71).
The buddy crime caper is produced by Chris Clark (Legend, Calvary, The Guard), Flora Fernandez Marengo (Calvary, The Guard, The Betrayal), and co-produced by Elizabeth Eves (Calvary) for Reprisal Films. Phil Hunt (Belle) and Compton Ross (Trishna) also produce for Head Gear Films, with the support of the BFI Film Fund. The UK release announcement follows War on Everyone’s world premiere at the 66th annual Berlin Film Festival and official selection at the 2016 SXSW Festival.
War on Everyone will be released nationwide in Ireland and UK on September 30th.