Formerly titled "Animal Rescue," Michaël R. Roskam's "The Drop" marks the final screen appearance by James Gandolfini. The late star plays a shady bartender in the crime thriller (written by Mr. Crime Thriller, Dennis Lehane), which features Tom Hardy in a leading role as Gandolfini's onscreen nephew. "The Drop" looks violent and seedy -- as if "Killing Them Softly," another Gandolfini movie, had a baby with "The Town." Fox Searchlight is set to release "The Drop" on Sept. 19. The film's official summary and trailer are below.
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.