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One more drive, then he’s out. That’s the rule for Wheelman, the getaway driver in Netflix’s new thriller who doesn’t not have a name – he just refuses to give it.
The man behind the wheel? You’ll recognise him as Frank Grillo, from Captain America: Civil War and MMA TV series Kingdom. He plays the eponymous driver, who finds himself 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 13-year-old daughter.
Wheelman was written and directed by Jeremy Rush. Grillo, Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team), and The Solution Group’s Myles Nestel (The November Man, Machete) serve as producers, with J. Todd Harris, Chady Mattar, and Scott Silver on board as executive producers.
The film races onto Netflix on Friday 20th October – and now, we’ve got a new trailer to give us a closer look at what to expect. Here’s the video:
Wheelman is available on Netflix UK, as part of £7.49 monthly subscription.
Trailer: Frank Grillo’s Wheelman races onto Netflix this October
Frank Grillo is driving into town this October, and he means business, judging by the trailer for Netflix’s Wheelman.
The Kingdom and Captain America: Civil War star plays the eponymous 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 13-year-old daughter. All reasons to think fast and drive faster.
Wheelman was written and directed by Jeremy Rush. Frank Grillo, Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team), and The Solution Group’s Myles Nestel (The November Man, Machete) serve as producers. J. Todd Harris, Chady Mattar, and Scott Silver serve as executive producers.
The film will be screech onto Netflix on 20th October. In the meantime, here’s the exquisitely edited trailer:
Cannes: Netflix buys Wheelman and eyes up Sandcastle
18h May 2016
Amazon may be hogging the spotlight on the red carpet at Cannes this year, with five films premiering at the festival, but Netflix is no less busy: away from the crowds and cameras, the streaming giant has snapped up its first film at the Cannes industry market: Wheelman.
The action film, directed by Jeremy Rush, will star Frank Grillo, who has long been in the waiting wings for a lead role on the big screen after his strong central turn in MMA drama Kingdom (exclusively on-demand through Virgin in the UK) and scene-stealing performances in the Captain America franchise. Grillo will play a getaway driver fighting for his (and his family’s) life, after a bank heist goes bad. The film is written by Rush and produced by The Grey’s Joe Carnahan, Myles Nestel (for The Solution Entertainment Group) and Grillo himself. J. Todd Harris and Chady Mattar and Scott Silver are exec producers.
Netflix nabbed the rights to the film for a reported $10 million – and, according to Deadline, is already in talks for another. That other acquisition would be Sandcastle, starring Henry Cavill, Nicholas Hoult, Tommy Flanagan, Neil Brown Jr, Glen Powell and Logan Marshall-Green.
The drama, directed by Fernando Coimbra, is written by Chris Roessner and based on his experience as a machine gunner in the Iraq Sunni Triangle.
“Hoult plays a soldier who comes to repair a broken water system. It becomes a powder keg as some villagers welcome the effort and others are suspicious. The soldiers guarding him try to keep the tensions from escalating into a full-scale life-and-death situation,” says the blog.
The project is produced by Mark Gordon and Justin Nappi, with negotiations thought to be around the $13 million mark.
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