A release date has been set for the police thriller "Triple Nine" from director John Hillcoat ("Lawless," "The Proposition"), which stars a slew of Oscar winners and nominees.

Open Road Films has signed up to release the film in September 2015, and it will surely position it as a potential awards player. It boasts an impressive that includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer and Clifton Collins, Jr.

In the film, a crew of corrupt cops team with the Russian mob for a daring, virtually impossible heist, using a code 999 (the call for "officer down”) as a diversion. Things go awry when the unsuspecting rookie they offer as a sacrifice fights back.

Matt Cook is writing the screenplay, while Anonymous Content, Sierra/Affinity and Worldview Entertainment are financing and producing.

"Triple Nine" will hit theaters September 11, 2015.

Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at Variety.com. He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.