Today in trailers that make little to no sense – Aaron Harvey‘s Catch .44! Big bossman Neil told us a smidgen about this film back in July of last year, when cast additions Nikki Reed and Deborah Ann Woll were announced – and while that piece of news sold the film as a lady assassin flick, there’s not much of that to be seen in this first trailer for the film. Leading lady Malin Akerman is indeed front and center, but she looks like less an accomplished assassin (with an equally as talented and attractive crew backing her) and more like a pretty gal trying to make a quick buck with a big gun.
But, hey, Bruce Willis is there doing an older Dov Charney impersonation, along with Forest Whitaker having a whole bunch of fun experimenting with some truly bad accents. Guns! Drugs! A secluded diner! Confusion and hijinks! After the break, try to make heads or tails of the first trailer for Catch .44.
I still have absolutely no idea what is going on in this trailer. The film’s official synopsis may shed a touch more light on that, however:
“Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, Bruce Willis and Malin Akerman lead an all-star cast in this suspense thriller where everyone has an agenda…and a Magnum to back it up! For Tes (Akerman) and her two cohorts Kara (Nikki Reed, the ‘Twilight’ franchise) and Tara (Deborah Ann Woll, ‘True Blood’), the job sounded simple enough: intercept a double-cross drug shipment for their crime boss Mel (Willis) at an isolated diner. But when an unstoppable chain of events unfolds, everyone soon realizes no one is who they seem and the job may be something other than eliminating the competition. What started as simple instructions has now turned into a deadly cat-and-mouse game – with large guns pointed at everyone.”
The only new information I’ve gleaned from this is that we’re relying on Whitaker’s Oscar to sell this thing.
Catch .44 is opening in limited release on December 9, hitting theaters in New York and Charlotte, NC. That limited opening will be followed by a Blu-ray and DVD release on December 20. [ComingSoon, via /Film]