Brian Cox of Zodiac and The Bourne Supremacy stars as convict Frank Perry, a tough lifer determined to bust out of a London penitentiary to see his terminally ill daughter before she dies. But first he'll have to assemble a hardcore crew, battle the brutal prison kingpin, and pull off one of the most daring and suspenseful escapes in movie history. Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love), Liam Cunningham (Hunger), Seu Jorge (City of God), Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia!), Steven Mackintosh (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans) and Damian Lewis (Life) co-star in this intense and internationally acclaimed debut feature from co-writer/director Rupert Wyatt, featuring the exclusive song "The Escapist" by Coldplay.
Steven Mackintosh,Joseph Fiennes,Seu Jorge,Dominic Cooper,Brian Cox,Liam Cunningham
Frank Perry (Brian Cox) is a lifer; in prison for the rest of his natural born days. He's never had a problem with that: he did the crime, he'll do the time. Until now. He receives a letter telling him that his only and much loved daughter is critically ill following an overdose. He knows that he must see her and to do that he'll have to escape. But he can't do it alone. A motley crew of younger associates are assembled to enact his plan. As they prepare to break out Frank's focus is distracted by the arrival of a young con James Lacey - a reminder of days long lost. As the new kid on the block Lacey also attracts the sadistic attention of Tony, the drug-addicted brother of wing-king rizza. Personality conflicts put the escape in jeopardy and Frank is forced to find the energy and courage of the man he once was.