‘The Usual Suspects,’ ‘Traffic,’ ‘21 Grams,’ ‘Snatch,’ ‘Sin City,’ ‘Che,’ ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost,’ and ‘Sicario’; Benicio Del Toro has given us some of the most memorable performances, and by extension, some of the most memorable movies ever. The recipient of numerous awards and nominations, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Silver Bear, Cannes Film Festival Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Sundance Film Festival Awards, and Venice Film Festival Awards, del Toro’s performances have been mesmerizing audiences for more than 3 decades.
Benicio del Toro is the fourth living actor to win an Oscar for non-English characters and the third Puerto Rican actor to win it. However, his talents as a fierce actor transcend any achievement, and this is what makes his fans wait for his upcoming projects. If you are one of them, we got you covered.
1. Reptile (2023)
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” The Netflix neo-noir crime movie ‘Reptile’ is a testimony to the proverb in the way it showcases Del Toro’s character as a hardened homicide detective from New England. When a case of a brutal murder is handed to him for investigation, he has to dig deep to find out the true culprit especially since the primary suspect is the victim’s boyfriend who doesn’t seem like the type who could kill. However, he is involved somehow it seems, along with the victim’s ex-husband, a friend, and a weirdo of a stranger. Secrets abound, it is up to Nichols and his team to figure out the truth that lies underneath.
The movie marks the feature film directorial debut of Grant Singer, who has earlier helmed several music videos for Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, and The Weeknd, among others. Del Toro plays Tom Nichols and the rest of the cast includes Alicia Silverstone as Nichols’ wife, Judy, and Justin Timberlake as Will Grady, boyfriend of the murder victim and prime suspect, along with Michael Pitt, Domenick Lombardozzi, Frances Fisher, Ato Essandoh, Mike Pniewski, Eric Bogosian, Sky Ferreira, and Owen Teague. The story is written by Singer along with Benjamin Brewer and Benicio Del Toro (his first time as a writer; he is also an executive producer). The movie will be released on Netflix on October 6, 2023. Check out the trailer!
2. Sicario 3 (TBA)
Yes, it is happening! Producers Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee have confirmed that the third installment of the ‘Sicario’ franchise is in the works. However, due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, the script is at a halt. Speaking with The Messenger about the threequel, Iwanyk stated, “I can’t wait for Sicario 3. I could watch Benicio [Del Toro] play that guy forever. I mean, I can watch Benicio in anything, but with that character, it doesn’t get old.” With Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro as CIA operatives, the two movies deal with issues at the US-Mexico border from both the angles of microcosm and macrocosm.
While there are no other updates about the plot, the story might just pick up from where ‘Sicario: Day Of The Soldado’ ended i.e., Del Toro’s Alejandro surviving despite getting badly shot. We can also expect Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro to return as well. Further updates are awaited.
3. White Lies (TBA)
Del Toro is no stranger to complex characters; we get this by now, don’t we? And with ‘White Lies,’ he is taking a step further in that direction as a child of divorce who treats his son the same way he himself was treated or rather mistreated by his parents. Ultimately, his sense of confinement makes him leave for a journey of lust, one that only adds to his sense of being lost. It is only after meets a woman with a lifestyle that is opposite to his own, which speaks the flame of rediscovery within him. The movie is written and directed by Oliver Stone, who created masterpieces like ‘Platoon,’ ‘Born on the Fourth of July,’ and ‘Snowden.’ Other than this, we are in the dark about other major updates that are thus awaited.
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