Joey Nolfi broke the exclusive at Entertainment Weekly on Tuesday premiering the official trailer for Henry Alex Rubin’s new crime drama, Semper Fi. Lionsgate officially rolled the trailer wide on Wednesday which you can now view above if you’re just now catching on.
Cal (Jai Courtney) is a by-the-book police officer who, along with his close-knit group of childhood friends, makes ends meet as a Marine Corps reservist. When Cal’s reckless younger half-brother, Oyster, is arrested after a bar fight and given an unfair prison sentence, Cal – driven by his loyalty to family and fierce code of honor – fights for Oyster (Nat Wolff) in this gripping tale of brotherhood and sacrifice.
Rubin talked a lot about the film and at one point deterred from this being just an action thriller of sorts in the EW piece:
Rubin admits that “From the outside, the film may seem like an action thriller,” though at its core it’s his love letter to bonds platonic and blood-based, “a meditation on the emotions and struggles of a group of friends who grew up together.”
That’s pretty much what the trailer alludes to. I’m not too picky here. I like what I see and hope to catch this one at some point. Semper Fi opens October 4 in theaters, VOD and digital.