'Point Blank': Release date, cast, plot, trailer and everything you need to know about Netflix's upcoming action-packed thriller
Antony Mackie has kept himself busy after 'Avengers: Endgame'. The 'Pain and Gain' star, who played the superhero Falcon in Marvel's Cinematic Universe was recently seen in Netflix's tech-paranoia anthology series, 'Black Mirror' alongside Yahya Abdul Mateen II ('Aquaman') and will be seen on the streaming service again alongside Frank Grillo in 'Point Blank'. Incidentally, Grillo essayed Brock Rumlow, aka Crossbones, in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and 'Captain America: Civil War.'
The duo will now be seen in 'Point Blank', a remake of the 2010 film of the same name, and here's what we know about the movie so far:
'Point Blank' will premiere on Netflix July 12.
Like the original film, the new 'Point Black' adaptation follows Paul, an ER nurse (Antony Mackie) who teams up with a wanted murder suspect Abe (Frank Grillo), as they take on rival gangsters and corrupt cops to save the lives of Paul's wife and unborn child. Christian Cooke plays Grillo's brother, who kidnaps Paul's wife and holds her for ransom. But it remains to be seen if the latest version will have a twist in the end.
Netflix's synopsis reads: "When his pregnant wife is kidnapped and held as collateral, Paul, an ER nurse, must team with the badly injured career criminal and murder suspect under his charge in order to save the lives of his wife and unborn child. Pitted against rival gangs and a deadly ring of corrupt cops, the unlikely duo find a way to survive together in the fight of their lives. "
Antony Mackie plays Paul, the ER nurse, while Frank Grillo plays Abe, the wanted criminal. Christian Cooke plays the baddie, Mateo. According to Variety, Cooke comes into the movie on the back of some impressive projects - 'Love, Rosie', 'Cemetery Junction' and 'Electricity.' On the TV side, his recent work includes 'The Art of More', 'Magic City' and BBC’s 'Stonemouth'. Marcia Gay Harden ('The Newsroom'), Teyonah Parris (Mad Men), Boris McGiver ('The Wire') and Markice Moore ('Tyler Perry's The Paynes') round up the rest of the cast.
Joe Lynch ('Mayhem') has directed the movie from a script by Adam G. Simon. The director is best known for the Salma Hayek-starrer 'Everly', and the 2013 comedic adventure ensemble 'Knights of Bada**dom'.
The trailer introduces to Paul (Mackie) and his pregnant wife who are happily married and are excited about the baby. But their happiness is short-lived as Paul is shown to be knocked unconscious and when he awakes, he realizes that his wife has been kidnapped. The clip also shows him taking on cops and teaming up with Abe (Grillo), a wanted murder suspect in order to get his wife back. What the trailer promises is a lot of shooting, hand-to-hand combat and some witty banter.
Watch this space for more updates on 'Point Break'.
If you are looking forward to 'Point Break', then you may also like:
'Zero Dark Thirty', 'Shade', 'Payback', 'To Live and Die in L.A.' and 'Get Carter'.