Emily Blunt in Sicario is something I desperately wanted but didn't know until I saw the trailer.
There's something extremely refreshing about watching a trailer -- that obviously looks like an action/thriller -- finding out that the lead is female and then finding out that female is Emily Blunt.
The rest of the cast looks great as well (Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro) but I'll admit that I'm more excited about seeing Blunt in this role. I really hope that this film does well so we can see more women in movies like these. We've already gotten Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max earlier this summer and I hope Blunt's performance follows that trend.
Denis Villeneuve directed this film and when I saw his 2013 film Prisoners, I became an instant fan. The decisions he makes with the scenes are brilliant (you should probably go watch Prisoners) and I can't wait to see what he does with this film.
Sicario will be in theaters September 18, 2015.