First trailer for Russell Crowe and Karen Gillan's new movie

sleeping dogs official trailer
First trailer for Russell Crowe's mystery thrillerThe Avenue Film

Russell Crowe and Karen Gillan movie Sleeping Dogs has released a first trailer.

The upcoming crime thriller sees retired homicide detective and Alzheimer's patient Roy Freeman (Crowe) re-opening the closed case of a murdered college professor.

"If we've put away the wrong guy, this is a chance for us to make it right," says Roy in the trailer.

Suspect Laura Baines (Gillan) later tells him: "You may not have memory, but you do have quite the imagination..."

sleeping dogs official trailer
The Avenue Film

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Lord of the Rings' Marton Csokas, Sons of Anarchy's Tommy Flanagan, and Supernatural's Elizabeth Blackmore also star.

The film, which shot in Australia last year, is based on EO Chirovici's novel The Book of Mirrors and is directed by Adam Cooper.

The synopsis for the film reads: "In the wake of a cutting-edge Alzheimer’s treatment, former homicide detective Roy Freeman is tasked with re-examining a brutal murder case from his past – the grisly murder of a college professor (Csokas).

sleeping dogs official trailer
The Avenue Film

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"Intrigued and fighting to regain his memory, Roy enlists his former partner (Flanagan) to help him revive the investigation.

"This time though, things unfold very differently when they encounter a magnetic and mysterious woman (Gillan): as he uncovers a tangled web of contradictions and secrets, Roy is forced to face a horrific reality that changes his world forever in the blink of an eye."

Sleeping Dogs is due out in US cinemas on March 22, with a UK date still TBA.

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