Watch Gerard Butler Hunt Down 50 Cent in Action-Packed Trailer for 'Den of Thieves'

The nearly-3-minute trailer of the upcoming heist action thriller film shows Gerard as 'original gangster cop' Nick Flanagan who takes on a bank robbery led by 50 Cent's character.

AceShowbiz - STXfilms has released the first trailer for its upcoming heist action thriller film "Den of Thieves" starring Gerard Butler, 50 Cent, Pablo Schreiber and O'Shea Jackson Jr. The action-packed trailer shows Gerard as Nick Flanagan, an "original gangster cop" who takes on a bank robbery led by 50 Cent's character.

Along with his co-leader played by Pablo, 50's character can be seen giving instructions to O'Shea's about their heist plans. The nearly-3-minute video then jumps to a scene where Oshea's character gets busted while attempting to rob the Federal Reserve System, showing how impossible robbing the central bank of the U.S. may be since every millimeter of the facility is overrun with security cameras.

The trailer then sees Nick showing the skull tattoo on his left arm to O'Shea's character. Nick tells him that the ink which has "Regulator" written under it means "I am a member of a gang and that we have badges," while showing his police badge. Nick notes, it "means you are done." He says towards the end of the trailer, "You're not the bad guy, we are."

A Los Angeles crime saga in the vein of "Heat", "Den of Thieves" follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.

Directed by first-time director Christian Gudegast from a script he co-wrote with Paul Scheuring, it is produced by Gudegast and Tucker Tooley, who spent more than 10 years developing the project together, along with Gerard, Mark Canton, Ryan Kavanaugh, D. Scott Lumpkin, Jamie Marshall and Alan Siegel. Executive producing are Scott Lumpkin, Jamiel and Glenn D. Feig.

The heist action thriller film is due out in the U.S. on January 19 next year. It also stars Dawn Olivieri, Jordan Bridges, Mo McRae, Sonya Balmores, Maurice Compte, Evan Jones, Brian Van Holt, Eric Braeden, Jermaine Rivers, Meadow Williams and Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau.

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