First Clip: J. M. McDonagh’s “War on Everyone”

John Michael McDonagh has been two for two so far, helming the brilliant dark comedy “The Guard” and the more subversive and dramatic “Calvary”. Now he’s returning with his third feature, “War On Everyone,” which heads back very much into the comedy arena but shakes up the setting and cast of players.

Essentially looking like a dark and twisted spin on “Starsky and Hutch,” Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena star as Terry & Bob – New Mexico cop partners who have a tendency to blackmail others and love consuming what cives they can. When a British criminal challenges them though, the pair become entangled in a web of blackmail, abduction and drugs.

The first clip from the film has been released ahead of its world premiere at Berlinale today and its U.S. premiere next month at SXSW. Theo James, Tessa Thompson, Caleb Landry Jones, Paul Reiser, Stephanie Sigman, and David Wilmot also star in the film which has yet to set a release date in any international market.