GRINGO red band trailer/poster – David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron & Joel Edgerton run drugs poorly

GRINGO red band trailer/poster – David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron & Joel Edgerton run drugs poorly

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Amazon Studios and STX Entertainment seem to be releasing some pretty great stuff into theaters, and the upcoming film GRINGO may be one of the most intriguing yet. It stars David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Sharlto Copley, Amanda Seyfried, Yul Vazquez, Alan Ruck, Kenneth Choi and Thandie Newton. It’s directed by Joel’s brother Nash Edgerton, who is not only a masterful stuntman but has proven himself to be a talented director on both short films and narrative features… see THE SQUARE (2008) for proof. The tone of the GRINGO trailer is a little mixed, comedic moments peppered in what seems like some pretty deadly scenarios, but if you’ve seen Nash’s short films you’d know he’s got a pretty dark sense of humor. With such a stellar cast, this just rose to the top of our must-see list for 2018.

An exhilarating mix of dark comedy, white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, Gringo joyrides into Mexico, where mild-mannered businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) finds himself at the mercy of his back-stabbing business colleagues back home, local drug lords and a morally conflicted black-ops mercenary. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold battles to survive his increasingly dangerous situation in ways that raise the question: Is he out of his depth — or two steps ahead?

GRINGO opens March 9, 2018

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.