Netflix has premiered the teaser trailer for Richard Linklater’s thriller-comedy “Hit Man” starring Glen Powell.
Based on a true-crime article, the story follows a mild-mannered psychology professor (Powell) who also posed as an undercover hitman for the New Orleans police.
When he breaks protocol to help a desperate woman (Adria Arjona) trying to flee an abusive boyfriend, the character finds himself becoming one of his false personas – falling for the woman and flirting with turning into a criminal himself.
Austin Amelio, Retta, Sanjay Rao, Molly Bernard and Evan Holtzman co-star. The film scored rave reviews out of the Fall film festival circuit and currently sits at an astonishing 96% (8.5/10) from 71 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
Those on the festival circuit call it a genuine crowd pleaser as opposed to the kind of awards fare darling that generates this kind of score at festivals.
Mike Blizzard, Linklater, Powell, Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan produce. Linklater adapted the screenplay with Powell from the Skip Hollandsworth-penned article.
Netflix will give the film a limited theatrical release on June 7th, the same date it premieres on the service.