Wetlands — Trailer

source:   vanityfair.com

added: Mon, Sep 4th '17

"Suicide Squad" star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje trades in his intricate 'Killer Croc' outfit for a simple coat and tie as he plays a hard-boiled police detective in the trailer for the Atlantic City-set thriller "Wetlands."

The upcoming drama -- which also stars Heather Graham, Jennifer Ehle, Reyna de Courcy, Celeste O'Connor, and Christopher McDonald -- follows 'Babs' Johnson (Akinnuoye-Agbaje), a recovering addict and homicide cop who seeks redemption after moving back to New Jersey. While investigating a mysterious murder, he tries to mend fences with his estranged daughter (O'Connor) and his bitter ex-wife (Graham).

"Wetlands" is written and directed by first-time filmmaker Emanuele Della Valle, who is better known in the fashion world as a member of the wealthy Italian family that founded the well-known luxury shoe and leather company, the Tod's Group.

The film is hitting theaters on September 15th.

Babel "Babs" Johnson (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) is a police detective who finds himself assigned to a precinct in the Wetlands, the no-man's land surrounding Atlantic City, within eyeshot of the once fancy and now dilapidated hotels and boardwalk, but a world away. A year ago, he was a top cop in Philadelphia, but mysterious circumstances intervened and now he finds himself back home and back in the lives of his estranged daughter, Amy (Celeste O’Connor), and still-bitter ex-wife, Savannah (Heather Graham)

Surrounded by locals, Surfer Girl (Reyna de Courcy), a surfboard builder who has dreams of moving to Hawaii to ply her trade; and Kate (Jennifer Ehle), a local news anchor; and local thugs Jimmy (Louis Mustillo) his boss, Lollipop (Barry Markowitz); and with a new partner, a fun-loving gambling addict named Paddy Sheehan (Christopher McDonald), Babs slowly adjusts to life back on the beat.

Meanwhile, as the region prepares for a massive, late-season hurricane, the storm threatens to destroy the Wetlands... and the lives of some of its inhabitants.


directed by   Emanuele Della Valle

starring   Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Heather Graham, Jennifer Ehle, Reyna de Courcy, Celeste O'Connor, Christopher McDonald, Barry Markowitz, Louis Mustillo

release date   September 15, 2017 (in select theaters)

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