Shot Caller is an American crime thriller film directed and written by Ric Roman Waugh. The film chronicles the transformation of a well-to-do family man into a hardened prison gangster, undergone to survive California's penal system after he is incarcerated for his role in a deadly DUI car accident. The film stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Omari Hardwick, Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal, Emory Cohen, Jeffrey Donovan, Evan Jones, with Benjamin Bratt, and Holt McCallany.
It premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 16, 2017. It was released on July 20, 2017, through DirecTV Cinema, and received a theatrical release on August 18, 2017 by Saban Films.