“The Drop” (not to be confused with the other “The Drop“, which was dedicated to electronic dance music) is a 2014 American crime drama film directed by Academy Award-nominated director (of “BULLHEAD”) Michaël R. Roskam and written by Dennis Lehane. The film is based on Dennis Lehane’s 2009 short story “Animal Rescue”.
Dennis Lehane also adapted the script into a 2014 novel of the same name.
The story follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (played by Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters aka “money drops”, in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv, he finds himself thrown right in the smack of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighbourhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.
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“The Drop” stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, and James Frecheville. It was screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, from which the film received positive reviews.
The film will be released in cinemas nationwide on 13th November.