Sound the Frank Grillo Alarm, Fantastic Fest.
Note: a version of this post previously ran at Birth.Movies.Death.
This morning, we unveiled the second wave of programming for Fantastic Fest 2017, and - as you surely noticed - this year's lineup is absolutely killer.
We're excited about every last title that'll be screening this year, but one in particular has BMD's resident action enthusiasts particularly excited: Jeremy Rush's THE WHEELMAN, starring the incomparable Frank Grillo.
You hear "Frank Grillo's headlining a movie called THE WHEELMAN" and you pretty much know what you're in for, but the film's first trailer - which just dropped via the good folks at Netflix - has us super stoked.
Let's take a look:
OK, so, not much to go on here, sure, but given the variables involved (Grillo headlining, Joe Carnahan producing), we can't help but be excited. Here's an official plot synopsis, in case that's your thing.
"Frank Grillo (KINGDOM, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR) stars as the wheelman, a getaway driver thrust into a high stakes race-to-survive after a bank robbery goes terribly wrong. With a car full of money and his family on the line, the clock is ticking to figure out who double-crossed him and the only person he can trust ... his thirteen-year-old daughter. All reasons to think fast and drive faster."
Jeremy Rush's THE WHEELMAN will hold its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in a few weeks, before landing on Netflix on October 20th. Y'all hyped or what?