The Informer (2019 film)

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The Informer
Directed byAndrea Di Stefano
Produced by
  • Wayne Marc Godfrey
  • Basil Iwanyk
  • Robert Jones
  • James Harris
  • Mark Lane
  • Ollie Madden
Screenplay byMatt Cook
Andrea Di Stefano
Rowan Joffe
Based onThree Seconds
by Roslund/Hellström
Music byBrooke Blair
Will Blair
CinematographyDaniel Katz
Edited byJob ter Burg
Distributed byAviron Pictures (North America) StudioCanal (International)[1]
Release date
  • 16 August 2019 (2019-08-16)
CountryUnited Kingdom
United States

The Informer is a 2019 action crime thriller film directed by Andrea Di Stefano and written by Matt Cook, based on the novel Three Seconds by Roslund/Hellström.[2] It stars Joel Kinnaman as the title character, alongside Rosamund Pike, Common, Ana de Armas, and Clive Owen.[3][4][5] The film is scheduled to be released on August 16, 2019, by Aviron Pictures.


Pete Koslow, a reformed criminal and former special operations soldier, is working undercover for crooked FBI handlers to infiltrate the Polish mob's drug trade in New York. In a final step toward freedom, Koslow must return to the one place he's fought so hard to leave, Bale Hill Prison, where his mission becomes a race against time when a drug deal goes wrong and threatens to identify him as a mole.



The film adaptation of Three Seconds was announced at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017.[6]


The Informer is scheduled to be released on August 16, 2019 by Aviron Pictures in North America, it was originally scheduled to be released on March 22.[7][8]


  1. ^ "TIFF: Rosamund Pike Thriller 'Three Seconds' Goes to Aviron in North America". The Hollywood Reporter. 5 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Aviron Pictures Takes North American Rights To "Three Seconds" Starring Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike & Clive Owen". PR Newswire. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  3. ^ McNary, Dave (5 September 2017). "Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman, Clive Owen Thriller 'Three Seconds' Gets U.S. Distribution". Variety. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  4. ^ Hipes, Patrick. "'Three Seconds' Clocks Deal With Aviron Pictures". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  5. ^ Lodderhose, Diana. "Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common & Clive Owen Head To 'Three Seconds'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Cannes: Clive Owen, Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman and Common Join 'Three Seconds'". The Hollywood Reporter. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Three Seconds". Aviron Pictures.
  8. ^ Burwick, Kevin (1 February 2019). "The Informer Poster Has Joel Kinnaman Ready to Licky Boom-Boom Down". MovieWeb. Retrieved 1 February 2019.

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