First image from John Michael McDonagh’s War On Everyone

Screen International has unveiled the first picture for The Guard and Calvary director John Michael McDonagh’s newest film, War On Everyone.

The film is a jet-black comedy about two corrupt cops in New Mexico who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he?

War On Everyone stars Michael Peña and Alexander Skarsgård, who are pictured, as well as Theo James, Tessa Thompson, Caleb Landry, Paul Reiser, Stephanie Sigman, and Irish native and McDonagh regular David Wilmot.

Principal photography is currently underway in Albuquerque, New Mexico, marking the first time that McDonagh has set and filmed a feature film outside of Ireland. The film also marks the first time that the Irish Film Board are not involved in financing one of McDonagh’s films, with the BFI Film Fund providing funds, and Reprisal Films and Head Gear Films producing. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Icon Films have secured distribution, with the latter releasing the film in Ireland and the UK.

Speaking to Screen Daily McDonagh said: [quote]It gives me great pleasure to declare War on Everyone with my fellow combatants, Michael Peña and Alexander Skarsgård. We look forward to the battles ahead, and we will go on with a spirit that fears nothing. That’s Homer, by the way.[/quote]