Gringo — Red Band Trailer


added: Wed, Dec 20th '17

David Oyelowo (Selma, The Butler) gets to show off his comedic side, playing a bumbling mid-level executive who travels to Mexico, only to be taken hostage and held for ransom at gunpoint in the new red band trailer for "Gringo."

Directed by Aussie stuntman/filmmaker Nash Edgerton (The Square), the film is a pitch-black action comedy about a shady pharmaceutical company who sents one of their bottom-rung executives, Harold Soyinka (Oyelowo), to Mexico for a dubious business transaction. When Harold winds up being abducted by the Mexican Cartel, his bosses (played by Charlize Theron and Joel Edgerton) agree to hire an eccentric mercenary (Sharlto Copley, of "District 9" and "Elysium" fame) to rescue Harold and get him out of Mexico. But when the rescue attempt gets botched, Harold is left with only one practicable solution -- to pray to God for some strength and courage.

Co-starring Amanda Seyfried and written by Anthony Tambakis (Warrior, Jane Got a Gun) and Matthew Stone (Intolerable Cruelty, Life), "Gringo" will be hitting theaters March 9th.

Mild-mannered pharmaceutical company executive Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) takes a business trip from Chicago to Mexico with his cutthroat bosses Richard (Joel Edgerton) and Elaine (Charlize Theron). At the company's Mexican lab, Richard orders manager Sanchez (Hernan Mendoza) to stop selling the bioengineered marijuana product Cannabax to a brutal, Beatles-loving cartel kingpin known as The Black Panther. Meanwhile, straight-arrow Harold learns he’ll be out of a job as soon as Richard and Elaine sell their newly cleaned-up company to a conglomerate. And when he turns to his wife Bonnie (Thandie Newton) back home for comfort, she confesses via Skype that she's having an affair.

Targeted by the ruthless Black Panther, who hopes to gain access to the Cannabax formula, Harold disappears before his bosses return to Chicago. A few hours later they receive a call informing them he's been kidnapped, and his captors are demanding a $5 million ransom. Rather than pay, Richard dispatches his mercenary-turned-humanitarian brother Mitch (Sharlto Copley) to extract Harold. But even with some temporary assistance from warmhearted American tourist Sunny (Amanda Seyfried) and her drug-mule boyfriend Miles (Harry Treadaway), Harold's prospects for survival grow dimmer by the minute.

Pursued by an army of attackers, Harold crosses the line from mild-mannered citizen to wanted criminal. But is he out of his depth? Or two steps ahead? An action-comedy roller-coaster ride brimming with black humor, white-knuckle car chases and double-dealing, Gringo takes the concept of adventure travel to a whole new level.


directed by   Nash Edgerton

starring   David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Sharlto Copley, Amanda Seyfried, Yul Vazquez, Thandie Newton, Alan Ruck, Kenneth Choi, Michael Angarano, Melonie Diaz, Harry Treadaway, Hernan Mendoza

release date   March 9, 2018

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