If you thought Hail, Caesar! had a stacked cast, you should take a look at the IMDB page for Triple 9. The upcoming heist-thriller has it all: Oscar nominees (Kate Winslet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Woody Harrelson), part-time superheroes (Anthony Mackie, Gal Gadot), and quite a few fan-favorite TV stars (Norman Reedus, Aaron Paul, Michael K. Williams). The Road director John Hillcoat assembles them all for a sprawling crime drama that includes everything from dirty cops to grizzled detectives to a terrifying Russian mobster. Triple 9 hits theaters nationwide on February 26, but The A.V. Club and Open Road Films have an opportunity for our readers in Chicago and Milwaukee to catch it for free a few days early. For your chance to win a pair of passes to the Chicago screening on Monday, February 22, simply follow the link here and enter your information. For an opportunity to win passes to the Milwaukee screening on Tuesday, February 23, head here. Remember: Advance screenings are often intentionally overbooked, so be sure to arrive early if you want to guarantee yourself a seat. An official synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.
“Ex-Special Forces member Michael Atwood (Chiwetel Ejiofor) leads a crew of corrupt police officers and former soldiers (Anthony Mackie, Clifton Collins Jr., Aaron Paul and Norman Reedus) in a daring bank robbery that ends in a frenzied freeway shootout. As Detective Sergeant Jeffrey Allen (Woody Harrelson) investigates the spectacular crime, he is unaware that his own nephew, straight-arrow cop Chris Allen (Casey Affleck) has unknowingly been partnered with one of the robbers on Atlanta’s gang task force.
When ruthless Russian-Israeli mob boss Irina Vlaslov (Kate Winslet) strong-arms the crew into attempting one last, seemingly impossible robbery, they decide their best hope is to divert the entire police force’s attention by staging a “999” incident—cop code for “officer down.”