When people think of the Oscar-winning Training Day, Denzel Washington’s performance is probably what they remember most. Then the direction of Antoine Fuqua. What they forget is the script from David Ayer, a writer who has transitioned to the position of director, having made a few good cop dramas post-Training Day, including Street Kings with Keanu Reeves and Chris Evans, and Harsh Times with Christian Bale.
His latest film, End of Watch, takes the found-footage concept by incorporating unique camera devices and angles to tell the story. Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña play a pair of LAPD officers who get on the bad side of a drug cartel. With explosive action and intensity, Ayer’s latest cop drama looks to find some traction when it is released this fall by Open Road Films. Besides Gyllenhaal and Pena, the supporting cast includes Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera and Frank Grillo.
Using handheld HD cameras, David Ayer’s latest cop drama looks to bring a gritty, albeit high-def, realism to the darkest corners of Los Angeles. Open Road Films is bringing End of Watch to theaters beginning September 28, 2012.