After making its debut at Cannes and recently securing a spot at the Toronto International Film Festival, Sicario is already shaping up to be a power player on the festival circuit. But how could it not be with eerily prescient subject matter, Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) directing, a cast that includes Emily Blunt, Benecio Del Toro, and Josh Brolin, and the legendary Roger Deakins as cinematographer?
That’s part of the reason that EW is excited to debut a brand new poster for Sicario, which plays off the complicated web of interests surrounding the war on drugs.
Even with the production of Sicario in her rearview mirror, Blunt is still floored when reading headlines about the cartels. Most recently, the escape of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman really struck a chord. “El Chapo escaping for me was like, ‘Well, if anything shows you that there is a complicity with the law enforcement helping him get out of prison.’ There’s a sense that there are so many different parties that are complicit,” Blunt tells EW. “That’s what this film states, really. It’s not as simple as just wiping out the kingpins of these cartels. You’re dealing with 20 percent of the rich white people who are snorting it up their noses.”
Sicario opens in U.S. theaters on Sept. 18.