Richard Linklater is one of the best filmmakers in Hollywood, and he has been for decades now. When he starts work on a new project, we take notice.
It was reported this week that Linklater’s next film will be an action-comedy titled Hitman. It’s set to tell the true story of an undercover hitman, played by ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ actor Glen Powell.
The script is actually based on a Texas Monthly magazine article by journalist Skip Hollandsworth.
It details the fascinating story of hit man Gary Johnson, a staff investigator at the Harris Country district attorney’s office, who plays the role of hit man for police requiring the help of an undercover officer to catch individuals ordering a hit.
Powell is set to co-write the script with Linklater. He’ll also be in the starring role. According to the description, his character breaks protocol in order to help a desperate woman (Adria Arjona) trying to escape an abusive boyfriend.
Production on the film is scheduled to go down in October, so this movie could hit theaters sometime in 2023.
Powell previously worked with Linklater on ‘Apollo 10 1/2’ as well as ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ (2016). He also starred in ‘Set It Up’ and ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society.’
Can’t wait for this one! Linklater knows how to do crime-comedy well. He directed the 2011 film ‘Bernie‘ with Jack Black as the star. If you haven’t watched it, you should check it out. One of Black’s best performances.