Praise for the prison movie genre, which is something that’s largely been silent for many years. This time around, Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (aka, Jaime Lannister) leads in Shot Caller, which, judging from the trailer, tells the story of a prison-made criminal and all-around badass. Rehabilitation my ass!
Written and directed by Ric Roman Waugh, Shot Caller also stars Omari Hardwick, Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal, Emory Cohen, Jeffrey Donovan, Evan Jones, Benjamin Bratt, and Holt McCallany. The movie opens nationwide in theaters on August 18th.
Shot Caller Synopsis:
Shot Caller follows the harrowing, often heart-rending journey of successful businessman, Jacob Harlon (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), who is transformed into Money, a stoic, ruthless prison gangster after a DUI sends him down the rabbit hole of the American prison system. As he navigates the brutality of his new home, adapting to its violent codes of ethics and rites of passage that will ensure his survival, he slowly loses his previous identity and his relationship to his former life, including his wife and son. The grip of his new family, the prison gang, extends beyond the prison walls. Upon his release, chased by the law enforcement, threatened by his incarcerated “protectors,” Money must orchestrate one last dangerous crime. All is not what it seems. The ruthless process of fulfilling his obligations also becomes his path to sacrifice, retribution, and self-definition.
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