Shot Caller

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Out on:Theatrical 15th Dec. 2017
Download 18th Dec. 2017
Blu-Ray 26th Dec. 2017
DVD 26th Dec. 2017

Fast sell:

Screen superstars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from Game of Thrones and Jon Bernthal, from The Walking Dead and The Punisher, team up for this brutal and brilliant crime thriller from action writer director Ric Roman Waugh (Snitch, Felon).

Key talent:

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones, Oblivion)
Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Fury, Sicario)
Lake Bell (No Escape, Man Up)
Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice, Sicario)
Benjamin Bratt (Doctor Strange, Modern Family)
Jessy Schram (Unstoppable, Nashville)

Directed by
Ric Roman Waugh (Felon, Snitch)

Produced by
Jonathan King (Bridge of Spies, Deepwater Horizon)


Jacob Harlon (Coster-Waldau), a successful financier, is sent to jail after a drink driving accident. In order to survive the cutthroat prison environment, he joins the Ayran Brotherhood prison gang. Upon release, Harlon is a changed man, and must placate his no-nonsense parole agent, and an LA County sheriff, at the same time as repaying the debt to the gang who looked after him inside, who want him to arrange an illegal arms deal. He has to comply if he wants to keep his family safe from vengeance.

We like it because:

“A place like this forces us to become warriors or victims”

The brilliant Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, world famous as Jaime Lanister in Game of Thrones, is sensational in this superb crime thriller, as a money man turned gang member whose obligations to the criminal underworld put his and his family’s lives at stake. You won’t be able to take your eyes off Coster-Waldau as he transforms from white collar worker into a muscled, tattooed gang member who’ll do whatever it takes to survive in the vicious confines of prison, and back out on the mean streets of Los Angeles.

Stuntman turned top writer/director Ric Roman Waugh, who made the smash hit 2013 Dwayne Johnson action film Snitch, delivers a no nonsense crime and punishment action thriller, shot through with a gritty realism (Waugh went ‘undercover’ as a trainee parole office to get a feel for the Los Angeles underworld). Bolstered by Coster- Waldau’s stunning central performance, the superb cast also includes Lake Bell (No Escape) as his wife, Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) as a gang leader, and The Infiltrator’s Benjamin Bratt as an LA County sheriff.

From the production company behind dark urban classics Nightcrawler and Drive, Shot Caller is part prison drama, part crime thriller, and 100 per cent sensational.

Hot Quotes:

★★★★ - Empire
"An intense and must-see movie" -
"One of the most powerful prison stories since American History X" - The Hollywood News
"Shawshank Redemption for the Game of Thrones generation" - Loaded
"Challenging, complex and incredibly visceral" ★★★★ - Flickering Myth
"Prison Break meets The Shawshank Redemption " ★★★★ - Box Office Buz
"Bold and breathtakingly beautiful" - AnyGoodFilms
"A raw and brutal prison movie" ★★★★ - CBS Action



Altitude Film Entertainment
In Cinemas
15th December, 2017
Release date
26th December, 2017
Digital release
18th December, 2017


Ric Roman Waugh
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
  • Jon Bernthal
  • Lake Bell
  • Jeffrey Donovan
  • Benjamin Bratt
  • Jessy Schram