Drama trailers: Gangster feature ‘The Drop’ and un-official Raging Bull sequel ‘The Bronx Bull’





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Here we have two heavy drama trailers to share with you, one which looks utterly amazing, and one which looks a bit rubbish. The good one is for gangster thriller The Drop, which stars the late James Gandolfini (in his last feature film) along with Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace.

Empire revealed the brand new UK trailer, and honestly this film looks intense, thrilling and absolutely stunning. The trailer works brilliantly to show of a really dark atmosphere, and a dangerous story that is guaranteed to please fans of heavy drama and gangster films.

The Drop is directed by Michael R. Roskam (Bullhead) and is written by Dennis Lehane (Gone Baby Gone). The impressive cast includes Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, John Ortiz, Ann Dowd, and James Frecheville.

The Drop will be released in UK cinemas on November 14th.

Synopsis:

THE DROP is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award-nominated director of BULLHEAD. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (MYSTIC RIVER, GONE BABY GONE), THE DROP follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.

You will have to head to Empire to see the new trailer, but before you do that, here is the original trailer released back in April.

 

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The Bronx Bull

Serving as a sort of prequel and sequel to Martin Scorsese’s classic 1980 boxing drama starring Robert DeNiro, The Bronx Bull is actually un-officially linked to the film. Why? Because MGM, who released the brutal original film which is yet to be bettered on boxing footage, took the makers of The Bronx Bull to court over rights to Jake LaMotta’s story. They also claimed that as they owned the rights, La Motta was not allowed to sell the makers his story without MGMs consent.

MGM attempted to halt production, and on the evidence of the films first trailer, it is a shame they couldn’t. Check out the first trailer after this vital information.

The Bronx Bull is directed and co-written by Martin Guigui, and Rustam Branaman also co-wrote the film, based on boxing legend Jake LaMotta’s own book. The cast includes William Forsythe, Joe Mantegna, Tom Sizemore, Penelope Ann Miller, Paul Sorvino, Natasha Henstridge, Ray Wise and James Russo.

Synopsis:

This film may quench the unsatisfied thirst that movie goers desire to see more of this true middleweight boxing legend as well as newcomers who want to see an action film that shows how a man’s inner drive can overcome life’s obstacles. Raging Bull II fills in the gaps and allows us to get to know Jake LaMotta. It answers such questions as what happened to him or what he was like as a youngster. LaMotta himself was present and providing guidance before and during the shoot.

Although Raging Bull gave us the adult version of Jake LaMotta, it did not provide the rare look into Jake’s childhood nor the impact of the after effects of his violent life. Raging Bull II provides this much desired insight into the real-life struggle of a down-and-out pugilist who turns his anger, abusive childhood into a boxing career. Although his brute force turned him into a middleweight champion, it also created challenges in his life.

 

 

Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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