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First ‘Dead Shot’ Trailer: An IRA Agent Is on a Mission for Revenge

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Introducing the First Trailer for ‘Dead Shot’: An IRA Agent’s Quest for Vengeance

If you’re a fan of gripping political thrillers with intense action, then you won’t want to miss out on Dead Shot, an action-packed thriller by Tom Guard and Charles Guard. Set in the 1970s during the height of The Troubles, this film delves into the complexities of the era while revolving around a tale of revenge. With the British forces entangled in a conflict with Irish Independence fighters, tensions are running high.

The trailer launches into an intense sequence as Michael (Colin Morgan), an IRA paramilitary, races against the clock through the woods to assist his pregnant wife, who is in labor. Unfortunately, British agents discover his presence and view it as an opportunity to eliminate him. A shot is fired, resulting in the tragic death of Michael’s wife. Subsequent scenes depict British officer Tempest (Aml Ameen), who is held accountable and faces murder charges from his superiors.


However, in a surprising turn of events, Tempest’s circumstances lead him to become a candidate for an operation against the IRA. Rather than facing the legal consequences of his previous mission, he finds himself embarking on a new mission. Michael, on the other hand, reveals that he is on a quest for revenge against the officer who took his wife’s life. What follows is an explosive convergence of violence, where vengeance and justice intertwine.

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Who’s Behind Dead Shot?

Dead Shot is both written and directed by the talented duo, Tom Guard and Charles Guard, marking their debut as screenwriters. The original screenplay was inspired by Steven P.’s book, The Road to Balcombe Street, and was adapted by Ronan Bennett. Alongside Colin Morgan (known for Merlin) and Aml Ameen (from Sense8), the cast features acclaimed actors such as Mark Strong (Shazam! Fury of the Gods) and Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones (from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Additional cast members include Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Sophia Brown, and Máiréad Tyers. The film is produced by Chris Coen, Brian Coffey, Rebecca Brown, and Thorsten Schumacher, with the involvement of multiple studios, including Upper Street, Stylopik, Piecrust Pictures, Highland Midgie, Ingenious Media, Rocket Science, Screen Scotland, and LipSync Productions.

Dead Shot will be released in theaters, as well as through on-demand and digital platforms, on August 18. Be sure to watch the trailer and read the official synopsis below:

“When a border ambush goes awry, Michael (Morgan), a retired Irish paramilitary, witnesses the tragic shooting of his pregnant wife by British Sergeant Tempest (Ameen). Left wounded and presumed dead, Michael escapes and embarks on a journey of vengeance through the dark and paranoid streets of 1970s London. Raw and suspenseful, Dead Shot is an adrenaline-fueled thriller that forces audiences to contemplate the true price of seeking revenge.”

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about political thriller

When is the release date for “Dead Shot”?

“Dead Shot” is set to be released in theaters, on-demand, and digitally on August 18.

What is the setting of the film?

The film is set in the 1970s during the peak of The Troubles, a period of conflict between the British forces and Irish Independence fighters.

Who are the main characters in “Dead Shot”?

The main characters in “Dead Shot” include Michael, an IRA paramilitary portrayed by Colin Morgan, and British officer Tempest, played by Aml Ameen. The cast also features Mark Strong, Felicity Jones, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Sophia Brown, and Máiréad Tyers.

Who wrote and directed the film?

“Dead Shot” is written and directed by Tom Guard and Charles Guard, marking their debut as screenwriters. The original screenplay was inspired by the book “The Road to Balcombe Street” by Steven P., adapted by Ronan Bennett.

What is the premise of “Dead Shot”?

The film follows Michael, an IRA agent seeking revenge after his pregnant wife is fatally shot by British Sergeant Tempest. The story takes viewers through the dark and paranoid streets of 1970s London, exploring themes of vengeance and justice.

What genre does “Dead Shot” belong to?

“Dead Shot” is a political thriller with intense action sequences and a revenge-driven plot. It combines elements of suspense, drama, and high-stakes conflict within a historical backdrop.

More about political thriller

  • [Official Trailer for “Dead Shot”](link: insert trailer link here)
  • [IMDb Page for “Dead Shot”](link: insert IMDb link here)
  • [Article on The Troubles](link: insert article link here)
  • [Colin Morgan’s IMDb Page](link: insert IMDb link here)
  • [Aml Ameen’s IMDb Page](link: insert IMDb link here)
  • [Mark Strong’s IMDb Page](link: insert IMDb link here)
  • [Felicity Jones’ IMDb Page](link: insert IMDb link here)

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filmgeek101 June 28, 2023 - 7:41 pm

The Troubles is such an interesting historical period, and “Dead Shot” seems to capture the tension n complexity. Excited 4 Tom Guard’s n Charles Guard’s debut as writers n directors! #politicalthriller

movieFan86 June 29, 2023 - 8:44 am

hey, i love political thrillers n this one sounds intense! can’t wait 4 the relese on aug 18! revenge n action in the 1970s, gonna be epic! #DeadShot

cinemalover23 June 29, 2023 - 3:15 pm

OMG Colin Morgan n Aml Ameen in the same film?! count me in! this trailer got me hooked, gotta see this intense story of revenge. #DeadShot


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