Kinnaman stars in The Informer as Pete Koslow, a former Special Ops soldier-turned convict who’s given a chance for early release when he agrees to infiltrate New York’s most powerful crime organization for the FBI. When a tragic turn of events prompts Pete’s crooked boss (aka. The General) to order him to violate his parole and get himself sent back to prison so he can smuggle drugs through the facility, Pete’s handlers at the FBI (Owen and Pike) make him a deal: if he agrees to the plan and brings them the evidence they need to expose the mob’s dealings, the U.S. government will grant him the freedom he’s been yearning for. Of course, an extremely dangerous and risky operation like that is (much) easier to execute in theory than in motion.
An Americanized film adaptation of Börge Hellström and Anders Roslund’s 2009 Swedish crime-thriller novel Three Seconds, The Informer was directed by Andrea Di Stefano (Escobar: Paradise Lost) and written for the screen by Matt Cook (Triple 9, Patriots Day). Aviron Pictures has now released the official trailer for the movie online, well ahead of its debut in U.S. theaters next spring.