If his latest picture, Hit Man, is any indication, Glen Powell will have a great 2024 in his career.
The actor, who stole the show in Top Gun: Maverick and Anyone But You, will return to our screens in Richard Linklater’s action-packed Netflix film.
In Hit Man, the 35-year-old plays a professor and part-time phoney hitman for the police, but things take a turn when he is recruited by Madison (Adria Arjona), and his falsehoods swiftly escalate.
Basically, it’s a mix of action, humour, Glen Powell, romance, and more action, which sounds perfect for us.
The movie is based on the true story of fake assassin Gary Johnson, whose story was captured in the Texas Monthly.
It opened to excellent acclaim at the Venice Film Festival last year and presently has a pretty astounding 96% Rotten Tomatoes score.
The Guardian called the effort as ‘borderline deep’ and a winner, while Variety said it was’studded with delectable moments’ but lasted ‘too long’.
Mashable predicted that it may be the’most lethal comedy’ of 2024, and despite the fact that the year has only just begun, we’re crossing our fingers for this one.
Unfortunately, the movie will be available on the streaming site on June 7, which means we will have a long wait.
The official synopsis reads: ‘Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater’s sunlit neo-noir stars Glen Powell as strait-laced professor Gary Johnson, who moonlights as a fake hit man for the New Orleans Police Department.
‘Preternaturally gifted at inhabiting different guises and personalities to catch hapless people hoping to bump off their enemies, Gary descends into morally dubious territory when he finds himself attracted to one of those potential criminals, a beautiful young woman named Madison (Adria Arjona).
‘As Madison falls for one of Gary’s hit man personas – the mysteriously sexy Ron – their steamy affair sets off a chain reaction of play acting, deception, and escalating stakes.
‘Co-written by Linklater and Powell and inspired by an unbelievable true story, Hit Man is a cleverly existential comedy about identity.’
Glen co-wrote the script and led the star-studded cast, which included Austin Amelio, Retta, Sanjay Rao, Molly Bernard, and Evan Holtzman.
Spilling the beans about Hit Man, Richard told Netflix: ‘It’s about identity and self and passion. But on a plot level, it’s just a guy who gets in a little too deep.
‘His passions lead him in a direction where he’s deceiving someone he’s in love with, and being someone else. They have to deal with those repercussions.’
Bring it on!
Hit Man will be released in select cinemas before premiering on Netflix on June 7.