The assassins are back in Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball. The new film from Universal Home Entertainment is the prequel to Joe Carnahan’s 2006 action film, Smoking Aces. This time the director steps back to produce the sequel and P.J. Pesce (Lost Boys: The Tribe) directs.
Some of the familiar faces are back including Lazlo Soot and the Tremor Brothers; Tommy Flanagan (Sin City), Maury Sterling (Smokin’ Aces) and Christopher Michael Holley (Smokin’ Aces).
New to the film are Tom Berenger (Training Day), Clayne Crawford (Brooklyn to Manhattan), Martha Higareda (Street Kings), Ernie Hudson (“Heroes”), Michael Parks (Grindhouse), Autumn Reeser (“Entourage”) and Vinnie Jones (Lock, Stock and Two Smokin’ Barrels).
Take a look at the trailer below as well as the official synopsis.
Official Synopsis: Federal agents once again match wits with a cadre of creative killers in the high-octane feature-length film Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball. Walter Weed (Tom Berenger) is an unassuming desk jockey at the FBI when the Bureau uncovers a plot to assassinate him. A team of degenerate, psychotic assassins dispatched by mystery man Hal Leuco to win a huge bounty includes a resourceful beauty who has a unique method of killing her prey (Martha Higareda), a power-tool wielding psychopath (Vinnie Jones) and a deadly master of disguise (Tommy Flanagan). Also in the hunt is the fan-favorite Tremor family from the original film, featuring nymphomaniacal gun-nut (Autumn Reeser) and her lethal kinfolk (Maury Sterling, Michael Parks and C. Ernst Harth). Baker (Clayne Crawford), the agent in charge of the operation, puts himself and his team in the line of fire to defend Weed, but it’s not until the smoke clears on the film’s explosive climax that the surprising identity of the plot’s mastermind is revealed.
Cast: Tom Berenger, Clayne Crawford, Tommy Flanagan, Maury Sterling, Martha Higareda, Christopher Michael Holley, Ernie Hudson, Michael Parks, Autumn Reeser, and Vinnie Jones
Directed By: P.J. Pesce
Screenplay By: Olatunde Osunsanmi & Olumide Odebunmi and Tom Abrams, P.J. Pesce
Story By: Olatunde Osunsanmi & Olumide Odebunmi & Joe Carnahan
Based on Characters Created by: Joe Carnahan
Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball hits Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download on January 19TH, 2010.