'Lethal Weapon' star Clayne Crawford dons new avatar in upcoming sci-fi drama 'Tinker'
Clayne Crawford veers away from his 'Lethal Weapon' Riggs character to play the role of Grady Lee Jr., a lonely man with zero social skills and a life he isn't used to in 'Tinker'
Clayne Crawford fans, the wait is almost over — your beloved 'Lethal Weapon' actor is coming back to the big screen in Sonny Marler's sci-fi drama 'Tinker'.The indie film stars Crawford alongside Christian Kane, Wilmer Calderon, Colton Crawford, Chalet Lizette Brannan, Randy 'Tumbleweed' Smith, and Wendy Baron. Fans will see Clayne in a drastically different role than the one they were used to in 'Lethal Weapon'.He plays the role of Grady Lee Jr., a lonely man with zero social skills and a life he isn't used to.
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One day, Grady stumbles upon a hidden compartment in his dad's office. He finds a journal from the 60's that belonged to Grady Sr. containing secrets from his time in the military. As he digs deeper, he finds that his dad had drawn up plans to develop what could potentially be a revolutionary machine capable of changing the world. In another curveball that life throws at him, his sister suddenly passes away leaving him to take care of her son Kai. He's distraught at first, but what follows is an adventure of a lifetime.
Riggs has chopped off his famous 'Lethal Weapon' locks for the film. He has, however, grown a beard. He also sports some really cute round glasses for his character and wears a lot of hats. The trailer definitely sets the tone for the actual film — a soft, gentle look at the human psyche. Crawford is stunning as a scientist with a less than charming demeanor in the trailer.
Little known fact — Grady's sister's son Kai is actually Crawford's son in real life! This is his debut on the big screen.
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The film is Crawford's return after his 'Lethal Weapon' exit in May. The actor's messy departure from the show doesn't seem to have affected him much. He is seen enjoying farm life on Twitter and has also found a new passion — to raise awareness about causes like anti-bullying and pediatric cancer. His social media is flooded with posts about awareness and community building. Accused of making women cry and being extremely toxic, it was implied that Crawford was a bully on set for the two seasons that he was on 'Lethal Weapon'. Post 'Lethal Weapon', life looks good on him!
The show has come back for a third season with Seann William Scott as a replacement for Crawford. Even though fans are still angry about what happened, he seems to have moved on. In fact, he went on to congratulate 'Lethal Weapon' when the third season premiered in September. "To my cast and crew - CONGRATULATIONS on season 3! To the Fans - Thank you for the overwhelming support and love. Riggs was a dream role and the experience will live with me forever. My heart is full. Good Luck nxt season!!," he wrote on a throwback photo from the show's set.
'Tinker' releases on November 16.