'The Contractor': 5 things you need to know about action thriller starring Chris Pine
'The Contractor' is one of the high-octane action thrillers set to premiere in April and features a slew of big names along with a riveting trailer. Chris Pine returns to the big screen after almost a year. He was last seen alongside Gal Gadot in 'Wonder Woman 1984'. He will next be seen in 'All the Old Knives', another crime thriller in which he serves as the Executive Producer.
Directed by Tarik Saleh, the film will see a theatrical release and then follow up with a release on Paramount+ and Showtime. It was slated to release under a different title 'Violence of Action ' before being renamed 'The Contractor'. Ahead of the film's release, here's a quick primer.
'The Contractor' will release in cinemas and on-demand on April 1. The film was slated to release in December 2021 but was moved to March before finally zeroing in on April as the release date.
What is 'The Contractor' about?
The official synopsis reads, "Chris Pine stars in the action-packed thriller as Special Forces Sergeant James Harper, who is involuntarily discharged from the Army and cut-off from his pension. In debt, out of options, and desperate to provide for his family, Harper contracts with a private underground military force. When the very first assignment goes awry, the elite soldier finds himself hunted and on the run, caught in a dangerous conspiracy and fighting to stay alive long enough to get home and uncover the true motives of those who betrayed him."
Who stars in the film?
Chris Pine ('Wonder Woman') plays James Harper, a Special Forces Sergeant. Ben Foster ('Lone Survivor) as Mike, Gillian Jacobs ('Atome Eve'), Eddie Marsan ('Happy-Go-Lucky'), Kiefer Sutherland ('Designated Survivor'), Nina Hoss ('The Defeated'), Amira Casar ('Call Me by Your Name'), Fares Fares as Salim Mohamed Mohsin, JD Pardo as Eric, and Florian Munteanu as Kaufman.
'Westworld' director Tarik Saleh helms the flick based on the screenplay by JP Davis. Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee serve as the producers.