The international trailer for the upcoming gritty crime drama The Drop was released this weekend, and audiences finally get a look at the late James Gandolfini in his final role.
The story is set in Brooklyn, and follows a down-on-his-luck ex-con Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) who is working as a bartender. He finds himself in the middle of a robbery that goes badly and upsets the natural order of the gangsters in the neighborhood and entangles Marv (Gandolfini), another ex-con who is trying to be legit.
The film is directed by Michal R. Roskam – who also helmed the Oscar-nominated 2011 foreign film Bullhead – and is adapted from the short story Animal Rescue by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the screenplay as well. Lehane also penned the novels that were adapted into the features Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island.
The film features Gandolfini's last performance after his untimely passing. The actor, best known for his starring role in The Sopranos, died of a heart attack while on vacation in Italy almost one year ago on June 19, 2013.
The Drop is scheduled to hit theaters September 12, 2014.