Kinnaman Enters the Crosshairs in First “The Informer” Trailer

Ever since his turn as Stephen Holder on AMC’s The Killing, actor Joel Kinnaman has crafted a career around his ability to authentically portray rough, down on their luck characters with a soft, heartfelt core.

Based on the first trailer for Aviron Pictures’ The Informer, you can add the role of Pete Koslow to that list.

The film chronicles the life of Pete Koslow, an honorably discharged Special Ops soldier who finds himself on the wrong end of the law after a fight to protect his wife lands him in jail.  To get an early release he becomes an informant for the FBI.  But when things turn south, and an undercover NYPD officer is killed during the sting, Koslow finds himself back behind bars and in the scope of both the mob and the FBI.

Kinnaman looks to have gotten in pretty fantastic shape for the role - though many would argue that he has always had the abs…and the grit.  Based on the trailer’s dark, grainy, and dangerous look, the film appears to be high on the action.  While having Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, and Common starring in supporting roles gives The Informer some clout, whether that translates into something entertaining is still to be seen.

The Informer hits theaters on March 22.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.