With TIFF 2012 around the corner, one of the most curious picks on the slate is the next Los Angeles-set cop drama from Training Day writer and Street Kings director David Ayer, End of Watch. Instead of a traditional approach, the film is told through handheld cameras and other sources, but we’re wondering if Ayer can rise above his usual generic scripts to deliver something worthwhile.
We’ve got our most promising look yet in a new trailer, one that seems to be fashioned for hispanic audiences, with its Spanish title cards and focus on international tunes. It also packs in more humor from our leads Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as they patrol the crime-filled streets. Check out the trailer below for the film also starring Anna Kendrick, Natalie Martinez, Frank Grillo and America Ferrera.
A powerful story of family, friendship, love, honor and courage, End Of Watch stars Academy Award(R) nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as young Los Angeles police officers Taylor and Zavala as they patrol the city’s meanest streets of south central Los Angeles. Giving the story a gripping, first-person immediacy, the action unfolds through footage from the handheld HD cameras of the police officers, gang members, surveillance cameras, and citizens caught in the line of fire to create a riveting portrait of the city’s most dangerous corners, the cops who risk their lives there every day, and the price they and their families are forced to pay.
End of Watch hits theaters on September 21st, 2012.
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