Nicolas Cage and Laurence Fishburne are coming together in the new thriller Running with the Devil, from Quiver Distribution and Patriot Pictures. Directed by Jason Cabell, the September 20 release also stars Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Leslie Bibb, Peter Facinelli, Clifton Collins Jr., Natalia Reyes, Christian Tappan, and Cole Hauser.
Running with the Devil draws on Jason Cabell’s real-life USA Navy SEAL experiences when he was assigned to work with the DEA in Colombia’s coca drug fields. When a cocaine shipment is compromised to the dismay of the Cartel’s CEO/ leader, The Boss (Barry Pepper) orders his most trusted Cook (Nicolas Cage) and another master drug trafficker, The Man (Laurence Fishburne), on a dangerous journey to audit the company’s supply chain.
We follow the cocaine from its origins as a coca plant in Colombia, where a hardworking family-man, The Farmer (Clifton Collins Jr.), and his wife and children must deliver the cocaine paste out of the treacherous mountainous jungles of Colombia on its first stop in a long journey north. The Cook and the Man, with the help of The Executioner (Cole Hauser), navigate the shipment across international borders, through a spectrum of federales, gangsters, refiners, couriers into Canada – to the final point of purchase.
The fast-paced adventure is a dangerous journey of life and death, as the Agent in Charge (Leslie Bibb) along with her Number One (Peter Facinelli) dog the Cartel’s every turn, and a compromised Snitch (Adam Goldberg) threatens to destroy internal secrets… infuriating the Boss.