‘The Tax Collector’ Trailer: Shia LaBeouf Comes To Collect In David Ayer’s Latest Gang Thriller

First we had The Accountant, and now we have The Tax Collector. And despite their titles, neither is a dull movie about a guy working in an office cubicle. The Tax Collector is the latest crime thriller from Suicide Squad director David Ayer, and it puts Shia LaBeouf in the role of a tatted up dude that you definitely don’t want to owe money to.

LaBeouf looks gritty and gnarly as Hell as the appropriately-named Creeper, a tax collector for a powerful Los Angeles crime lord. Bobby Soto plays his partner, David, and together they hit up the local gangs for the money they owe, then take their share of the cut.

Also in the cast are George Lopez and Cinthya Carmona. Ayer not only directs but wrote the script, as he tends to do, especially on these street-level movies dealing with gang warfare.

SYNOPSIS: David (Bobby Soto) and Creeper (Shia LaBeouf), are “tax collectors” for the crime lord Wizard, collecting his cut from the profits of local gangs’ illicit dealings. But when Wizard’s old rival returns to Los Angeles from Mexico, the business is upended, and David finds himself desperate to protect what matters more to him than anything else: his family.

The Tax Collector hits theaters and VOD on August 7th.

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