Action film writer David Ayer, who penned such scripts as Training Day, starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke and the original Fast and the Furious with Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, is forging ahead in his comparatively young directing career with the new action-packed End of Watch, a crime drama in which cops Jake Gyllenhaal, 31, and Michael Pena, 36, inadvertently get mixed up with a vicious Los Angeles cartel and find themselves quickly outmatched and marked for death.

End of Watch, which recently made a splash at Comic-Con and also stars Twilight and Up in the Air's Anna Kendrick as Gyllenhaal's love interest, will hit theaters on September 28, 2012.

See Gyllenhaal and Pena strut their stuff in this End of Watch still shot here:

Watch the trailer for End of Watch here:

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