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Lionsgate has set a release date for the drug cartel thriller Sicario.

The film from Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) will get a limited release on Sept. 18, 2015 before expanding to wide release on Sept. 25, the company announced Monday. It stars Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Walking Dead) and Daniel Kaluuya (Skins).

The thriller centers on an idealistic FBI agent (Blunt) who is enlisted by a government task force to take out a Mexican drug cartel leader in the lawless border area between the U.S. and Mexico. Taylor Sheridan wrote the script.

It will open on Sept. 18 against the YA adaptation sequel The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials from Fox, Universal’s mountain-climbing drama Everest and Warner Bros.’ Black Mass, which stars Johnny Depp as real-life Boston gangster Whitey Bulger.

On Sept. 25, it’ll join the Nancy Meyers dramedy The Intern from Warner Bros., Relativity’s supernatural thriller The Disappointments Room and Sony’s animated Hotel Transylvania 2.

Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Pictures produced Sicario with Black Label Media and Edward McDonnell. Black Label, run by Molly Smith and Thad and Trent Luckinbill, financed the film.


I have added 23 high quality pictures of Benicio at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards last night. Inherent Vice won the Robert Altman award presented by Julianne Moore!

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Public Appearances > 2015 > [February 21] 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

I have added 2 new stills from A Perfect Day as well as HD screencaps from the teaser trailer!

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I have added Blu-ray Captures of Benicio in Guardians of the Galaxy. Huge thanks to my friend Claudia for donating them!

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I have replaced the previously tagged and MQ photos from Session 48 by larger quality and untagged!

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I have added 6 Large Outtakes of Benicio for Grazia (October 2014).

I have added scans from the November Issue of Premiere France and the February Issue of Best Movie Italy. Thanks to Aruna and Claudia for donating them! – With the imminent release of ‘Inherent Vice’, actor Benicio Del Toro has spoken out in praise of the film’s director – Paul Thomas Anderson.

There are some movies that can be watched over and over again, without you getting bored. Sometimes, this is due to the intense and intricate work of directors, who hide all sorts of small things in the background, and with up upcoming release of ‘Inherent Vice’, actor Benicio Del Toro revealed that this film may just be one of those.

“I feel that every time I see it, I see new things. And those movies I really respect – because they last”, explained Del Toro, before adding “I think that this one is one of those.” ‘Inherent Vice’ is the latest film from acclaimed director Paul Thomas Anderson, and follows the exploits of a Los Angeles detective (played by Joaquin Phoenix) during the 1970s.

Del Toro puts the timeless quality of the film down to the man in charge – Anderson. “In my experience,” explained Del Toro, “the directors that have that quality are the directors with a body of work that you look up to, and actors and actresses will work for at the drop of a dime.” And who wouldn’t want to work with the man who created classics like 1997’s ‘Boogie Nights’ or 2007’s ‘There Will Be Blood’?

“He’s one of those that just have a beautiful body of work. Personally, I’m very excited that I got too work with him” stated Del Toro. The actor continued to explain how part of the enjoyment for his collaboration with Anderson came from the fun working environment, and how there were often occasions when the cast and crew would be laughing on the set. “He’s a lot of fun” continued Del Toro, “Lot of fun. Just goes to show you: you can have a lot of fun and still do good work.”

‘Inherent Vice’ is to be released in US theaters on 9th January, 2015.