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Kate Winslet playing a Russian gangster is the strangest thing we've seen all week

We get glimpses of her cruel character in the new 'Triple 9' trailer

By Andrea Tim | Published: 13 Jan 2016

Kate is a gangster
Photo: Open Road Films

Kate Winslet has played strong-willed women, intelligent women, and independent, ruthless and cunning women, but have we ever imagined her playing a gangster? Never.

In Triple 9, the Golden Globe Award winner plays Irina Vlaslov, a Russian mobster who has no qualms about murder and blackmail. She's the kind of well-dressed, slightly over-accessorised woman you don't want to mess with.

"There is no limit to what desperate men will do when pushed," she says in a voice that we know we'd end up love-hating.

Triple 9 stars Casey Affleck as Chris Allen, a young policeman who gets caught up in a robbery planned by corrupt cops who've been blackmailed by the Russian mob. The cops plan to kill Chris in a staged 999 call (code for "officer down") as a distraction to cover the heist. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie and Aaron Paul play some of the dirty cops, while Woody Harrelson is Chris's uncle, Sergeant Detective Jeffrey Allen, who investigates the corruption.

Watch the trailer here.

Related: Kate Winslet didn't enjoy 'Titanic' fame


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