THE DROP (formerly known as Animal Rescue) is an upcoming crime drama directed by Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead), based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone). The film stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthia Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, Ann Dowd, and James Frecheville. It marks Gandolfinis’ final appearance in a feature film, following his June 2013 death.
The story follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters - “money drops” - in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.