Earlier this week, Jamie got to see The Guard at the Edinburgh Film Festival and you can read his review of the movie here (he liked it!). We’ve also had a trailer for the movie which is available here. Empire have now released the first UK poster for the movie which is being released by Optimum.

Written and directed by John Michael McDonagh (the brother of Martin McDonagh who directed Gleeson ‘In Bruge’) , The Guard stars Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Liam Cunningham, Rory Keenan, Mark Strong, David Wilmot, Fionnula Flanagan and Dominique McElligott.

Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Gleeson) is a small-town Irish cop with a confrontational personality, a subversive sense of humor, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes, and absolutely no interest whatsoever in the international cocaine-smuggling ring that has brought straight-laced FBI agent Wendell Everett (Cheadle) to his door.

The Guard has been making waves at various film festivals since late last year and will hit cinemas in the UK on July 8.