'The Informer': Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen and Common, meet the British crime thriller's cast
Based on the Roslund & Hellstrom novel 'Three Seconds' comes a crime thriller film about an ex-convict forced to go undercover in a high-security prison to infiltrate the mob
Based on the Roslund & Hellstrom novel 'Three Seconds' comes 'The Informer', a crime thriller film about an ex-convict forced to go undercover in a high-security prison to infiltrate the mob. It's not long until he finds himself in over his head as things spin wildly out of control - and his FBI handlers are more interested in keeping themselves safe than they are getting him out of there alive.
In the lead up to the movie, let's meet the show's cast.
Joel Kinnaman plays Pete Koslow, an ex-convict forced to face prison one last time in order to earn his freedom. Born Charles Joel Nordström Kinnaman, this Swedish-American actor goes professionally by Joel Kinnaman. He got his start as a child actor in the Swedish soap opera 'Storstad' in 1990. He is best known for his role in the Swedish film 'Easy Money', which won him Guldbagge Award for 'Best Actor'. More recently, he's appeared as Rick Flag in 'Suicide Squad', Edward Baldwin on Apple's 'For All Mankind' and as Alex Murphy in the 2014 reboot of 'RoboCop'.
Rosamund Pike plays Erica Wilcox, one of Pete Koslow's FBI handlers. Pike is an award-winning actress, who's received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series in 2019's 'State of the Union', as well as the Austin Film Critics Association award for Best Actress for her role in 'Gone Girl', for which she was also nominated for an Academy Award. Her career began after an agent took notice of her performance as Juliet in a National Youth Theater stage production of 'Romeo and Juliet.' She has since gone on to star in such films as 'Die Another Day', 'Jack Reacher' and 'Pride & Prejudice'.
Clive Owen plays Montgomery, another one of Koslow's FBI handlers, who is prepared to let Koslow and his family die if it secures a conviction of the mob boss he has his eye on. Owen is an English actor who first entered the public eye for playing the lead role in the British crime series 'Changer' in 1990. He's since taken the lead in films like 'Sin City', 'Derailed', 'Children of Men' and 'International'. His performance as Larry Gray in the romantic drama, 'Closer' won him both a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award - as well as an Academy Award nomination.
Common plays Edward Grens, a police detective that Koslow goes to when he's worried about the life of his family. Born Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn, he's more widely known by his stage name, Common. He's a rapper, actor, and writer who's won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song for his single with Erykah Badu - 'Love of my Life'. He's known for his roles in 'Wanted', 'Suicide Squad' and 'Selma'.
'The Informer' releases on November 6, on video on demand.