Today's Hot Trailer: The Numbers Station Starring John Cusack
02.13.13 by Ryan
"The station's been compromised."
As an actor, John Cusack has always been able to float between a variety of genres through out his career, from last year's thriller The Raven to the 2010 comedy Hot Tub Time Machine to the 2007 horror movie 1408. The trend continues this year as Cusack has several movies in a range of genres opening this year, the first of which is the action-thriller The Numbers Station.
Cusack plays a former black ops agent who is asked to protect a code operator (Malin Akerman) who works at a secret CIA "Numbers Station," which delivers coded assignments to its agents. When the station is attacked by an unknown assailant, Cusack finds himself trying to stop a deadly plot from taking place. The first trailer for the movie reveals a fairly by-the-numbers thriller, but Cusack's winning, everyman quality could make The Numbers Station more than average.
Here's the synopsis for The Numbers Station.
After his latest mission goes disastrously wrong, veteran CIA black ops agent Emerson Kent is given one last chance to prove he still has what it takes to do his job. His new assignment: guarding Katherine, a code operator at a top-secret remote CIA "Numbers Station" where encrypted messages are sent and received. When an elite team of heavily armed assailants lays siege to the station, Emerson and Katherine suddenly find themselves in a life-or-death struggle against an unknown enemy. With the station compromised and innocent lives at stake, they must stop the deadly plot before it's too late.
The Numbers Station was written by newcomer F. Scott Frazier and directed by Danish helmer Kasper Barfoed.