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Chicago, see James Gandolfini in The Drop early and for free

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James Gandolfini gives his final performance in the new crime drama, The Drop. Staring alongside Tom Hardy and an adorable Pit Bull, Gandolfini plays Cousin Marv, the owner of a bar in Brooklyn that is used as a money drop, funneling cash to local gangsters. After the bar is robbed, Marv and his bartender and cousin (Hardy) are thrown into an investigation that uncovers the neighborhood’s dark past and turns their lives inside out. The Drop opens in theaters September 12, but The A.V. Club has an opportunity for you to attend an early screening September 8, here in Chicago. For a chance to receive passes to the event simply follow the link here and redeem the code AVCDROP1090. Fifty lucky participants will be able to attend. Remember, seating is first come, first serve, so arrive early! A synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.


“THE DROP is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of BULLHEAD. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (MYSTIC RIVER, GONE BABY GONE), THE DROP follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom 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 (James 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.”

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