The name “Frank Grillo” does not get thrown around a whole lot, but I think that’s going to change over the next few years. The memorable (albeit small) turns in decent-to-strong films like Warrior and The Grey count for something — well, I at least like to think they count for something — but Joe Carnahan‘s plans to have him lead the Death Wish remake is, quite easily, the biggest step of his entire career thus far. And it’s not a bad step in its own right, either.
But there’s still another supporting turn waiting for him — a good one, it seems. According to Variety, Grillo is the latest (and possibly one of the final) additions to Kathryn Bigelow‘s Osama bin Laden film, tentatively titled Zero Dark Thirty. We don’t know who he’ll be playing, or how big his role will prove to be, but it’s putting him in the company of some big talent; thankfully, I think he’ll be able to acquit himself with relative ease.
The main cast is headlined by Joel Edgerton (his Warrior co-star), Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Édgar Ramírez, Mark Strong, Nash Edgerton, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, and Harold Perrineau. Zero Dark Thirty (we’ll just call it that for now) will open on December 19th, thanks to Sony Pictures; Universal have just acquired the international rights.
Is this a good addition for Bigelow and the rest of the cast?
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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