As debate rages on about the ethical and moral ramifications of drone warfare, a new thriller starring Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, The Martian) imagines the consequences of one such strike. In Drone (watch the exclusive trailer above), Bean plays Neil, a seemingly average suburban family man whose secret day job as a military contractor includes orchestrating pilot-less air attacks.
After a whistleblowing website exposes Neil’s identity, he’s visited by Imir, a Pakistani businessman (Patrick Sabongui) posing as a suitor interested in buying Neil’s boat. In truth, Imir’s wife and teenage daughter were civilian casualties in a missile attack launched by Neil, and Imir has come to handle a different type of business, setting the stage for a tense standoff between the two men.
(If you’re a cinephile like us, you’re already wondering if this will mark yet another chapter in Mr. Bean’s rich and widely celebrated history of onscreen deaths.)
Directed by Jason Borque from a script he cowrote with Paul A. Birkett, Drone also stars Mary McCormack, Maxwell Haynes, Joel David Moore, and Sharon Taylor. It opens in theaters May 26.
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