Frank Grillo plays bodyguard in first trailer for The Purge: Election Year

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Feb 10, 2016, 3:20 PM EST

The first trailer for The Purge: Election Year has finally arrived. The third entry in writer/director James DeMonaco’s The Purge horror movie franchise sees the return of Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s Brock Rumlow, aka Crossbones) as Sergeant Leo Barnes, the badass character introduced in the second movie, The Purge: Anarchy.

The Purge 3 also introduces Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost, Once Upon a Time) in the role of Senator Charlie Roan, who is running for president by using the end of the annual 12-hour Purge Night as her electoral platform. You can place your bets right now that this is bound to make a lot of murderously inclined people pretty angry.

Here's the movie’s official synopsis:

It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn…or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.

Now have a look at the intense first trailer:


The Purge: Election Year is set to open in movie theaters on July 1, 2016.

(via Comic Book)