Trailer: Costner, Oldman, Reynolds and Jones in ‘Criminal’

Criminal is a film that keeps popping up on our yearly most anticipated lists – but it finally edges closer to its UK release on the 15th of April. The project, directed by Ariel Vromen, stars Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Gal Gadot, Alice Eve, Scott Adkins and Ryan Reynolds – phew.

Criminal follows the story of the right man in the wrong body. In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous death-row inmate in hopes the he will complete the operative’s mission.

There are a couple of surprises from the trailer – the first being that it doesn’t appear to be as ‘all out’ action as we had expected. The second is that Ryan Reynolds’ role appears to be little more than a cameo – we’re presuming that he’s the CIA operative that’s killed. With a cast that includes so many big names, we shouldn’t really complain about the lesser presence of just one of them.

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