Gary Oldman and Jessica Alba star in the trailer and poster for Killers Anonymous. The former's been keeping busy since he won his first Oscar for portraying Winston Churchill in Joe Wright's historical drama, Darkest Hour. In addition to reuniting with Wright on the Amy Adams-led mystery The Woman in the Woman (which releases this fall), the actor's recently worked on Steven Sodbergh's upcoming docudrama, The Laundromat, and costarred in genre fare like Hunter Killer and Killer's Anonymous. The latter film casts Oldman as one of several deadly people in a story about a support group for those with a taste for murder.
Written by Martin Owen (who also directed the film), costar Elizabeth Morris, and Seth Johnson (SoCal Now), Killers Anonymous reveals what happens when the titular support group discovers one of their members is responsible for an assassination attempt on a U.S. senator that has local police on high alert. Oldman, Alba, and Morris are joined in the cast by names like Tommy Flanagan (Sons of Anarchy) and Rhyon Nicole Brown (Empire), as well as Suki Waterhouse (Assassination Nation) and MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street) in supporting roles. The movie's stars are featured front and center in the newly-released poster, which dropped with the trailer.
Screen Rant has the exclusive on the Killers Anonymous trailer, which is now online courtesy of Lionsgate. You can check it out in the space below, followed by the one-sheet.
Based on the trailer, Killers Anonymous hews closer to an off-kilter noir thriller than anything else. At the same time, there are moments of bleak comedy sprinkled throughout the footage (most notably, Oldman's joke at the end), and even a dash of horror here and there. That's in keeping with Owen's previous two features as a director, including the dark crime-comedy L.A. Slasher and sci-fi horror thriller Let's Be Evil. And much like those movies, it appears Killers Anonymous combines elements of social satire with pulpy storytelling, in order to give the proceedings some substance to go with its violence and dark jokes about insecure murderers who need a little group counseling.
Lionsgate plans to release Killers Anonymous in select theaters and On Demand at the end of June, as counter-programming to that month's bigger summer releases. The film's a far cry from upcoming June movies like Child's Play, Toy Story 4, and Annabelle Comes Home, so it may yet succeed in attracting those who're in the mood for something a little more original and off-beat during that frame. On Demand seems like the smart way to go for this one, too, seeing as its tone and style would probably prevent it from having much in the way of mainstream appeal, anyway.
Killers Anonymous begins playing in select theaters and On Demand on Friday, June 28.