THREE SECONDS

Directed by: Andrea Di Stefano
Written by: Matt Cook with revisions by Rowan Joffe. Based on Anders Roslund & Borge Hellström best-selling novel THREE SECONDS
Produced by: Basil Iwanyk, Wayne Godfrey, Erica Lee
Genre: Action Thriller
Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common, Clive Owen

 

PRE-PRODUCTION

With a sniper’s bullet bearing down on him, three seconds is all it takes to change the course of Pete Hoffman’s life…

Based on the best-selling Swedish thriller by Roslund and Hellström, and from producer Basil Iwanyk (GODS OF EGYPT, JOHN WICK, THE TOWN) THREE SECONDS is the much anticipated feature film by Andrea Di Stefano.

In order to free himself from jail and return to his family, reformed-criminal and former special ops soldier Pete Hoffman has been working undercover for crooked FBI handlers Agents Erica Wilcox and Cliff Montgomery, infiltrating the Polish mob's drug trade in New York. But once Pete has gained the trust of mob leader The General, he is forced to return to the one place he's fought so hard to leave: Bale Hill Prison. The General wants Pete to build a drug network from inside, while Montgomery and Wilson hope this is their chance to finally bring down The General and his network. To Pete, this promises to be the final step in winning his freedom and creating a new life with his wife and daughter. 

Pete's mission becomes a race against time when a drug deal goes wrong and implicates him in the murder of an undercover NYPD officer, which could in turn touch Montgomery and the Bureau. When Detective Edward Grens starts digging into Pete's criminal past, threatening to expose the operation and with it the Bureau's secrets, Pete is utterly abandoned by them; his identity as a mole is revealed. In a cell block full of the prisoners he's betrayed, he is a dead man walking, Pete must rely on all his training and mental resolve to escape the maximum-security prison alive, stopping at nothing to ensure the safety of his wife and daughter on the outside.