'Crisis': Live stream, release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Armie Hammer crime drama

What's better than a film on people overcoming crippling addiction amidst an opiod epidemic? A multiple narrative essay of the opioid epidemic

                            'Crisis': Live stream, release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Armie Hammer crime drama
Armie Hammer in 'Crisis' (Quiver Distribution)

Almost as if revisiting Steven Soderbergh's 2000 crime drama 'Traffic', director Nicholas Jarecki's upcoming star-studded thriller 'Crisis' maps an enticing story of the opioid epidemic. Portrayed through the lenses of three protagonists, the cast sees the likes of Gary OIdman and recently embroiled in controversies, Armie Hammer among many others. The film, initially released in 2021 February end, becomes available to rent and buy on-demand within the first week of March. Can't keep calm about all the promising elements? Read on to find out everything you need to know about it.

Release date

Having premiered theatrically in the United States on Friday, February 26, 'Crisis' was distributed by Quiver Distribution. The film will be available on-demand from Friday, March 5, 2021.


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According to its official synopsis, the narrative is "Set against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic" with "three stories that follow a drug trafficker arranging a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation; an architect, recovering from oxycodone addiction, searching for her missing son; and a university professor who battles unexpected revelations about his employer at a pharmaceutical company bringing a new 'non-addictive' painkiller to market." Matching the triple narrative, Soderbergh's 'Traffic' also showed the epidemic through different perspectives of users, enforcers, politicians and traffickers. The original story was borrowed from the British Channel 4 drama 'Traffik'.

Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, and Evangeline Lily in 'Crisis' (Quiver Distribution)


Oldman and Hammer join a vast and expansive list of big names, all of whom will seem familiar from acclaimed roles on the screen. Oldman plays the professor, Dr Tyrone Brower, Hammer plays an undercover DEA agent called Jake Kelly. Evangeline Lilly plays the recovering Oxy addict Claire Reimann, with Greg Kinnear as Geoff Talbot, Michelle Rodriguez as Supervisor Garrett, Luke Evans as Dr Bill Simons, Lily-Rose Depp as Emmie Kelly, Indira Varma as Madira Brower, Kid Cudi as Ben Walker, Martin Donovan as Lawrence Morgan, Veronica Ferres as Meg Holmes, Mia Kirshner as Susan Reimann, Charles Champagne as Cedric Beauville, Michael Aronov as Minas, Adam Tsekhman as Armen, Duke Nicholson as Derrick, Toni Garrn as Sarah and Sara Sampaio as Inez.


American film director, producer and writer Nicholas Jarecki is playing the triple role once again for 'Crisis', following suit of his critically acclaimed 2012 feature film 'Arbitrage'. His other credits include titles like 'Hackers', and documentaries like 'The Outsider' and 'Tyson' (documentary).


Filled with the rush and thrill of a compact crime drama, the trailer for 'Crisis' is way more promising than the film's early reviews will have one believe. If you're on the kinder side of movie critics, a look at the trailer might even make you want to give it a shot. Check it out for yourself right here.


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