David Oyelowo, Thandie Newton, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Yul Vazquez and Sharlto Copley all star in Nash Edgerton’s previously untitled action comedy, which will be released as “Gringo.”
Amazon Studios teamed up with STX Entertainment to pick up world rights to the project and has now set a USA theatrical release for March 9, 2018.
Filmed in Mexico City, the film follows a newly-married, mild-mannered businessman executive (played by Oyelowo) with a stake in a pharmaceutical company about to go public, whose life is abruptly disrupted when he becomes stranded south of the border as a wanted man, and realizes that the life he aspires to live is not at all what he expected.
Official: Combining dark comedy with dramatic intrigue, Gringo joyrides across the border into Mexico, where all is not as it seems for mild-mannered American businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo). Crossing the line from citizen to criminal, Harold tangles with duplicitous business partners, Mexican drug lords, international mercenaries, and the DEA. As he attempts to survive in one of the most dangerous places on earth, the question lingers: is this ordinary man in way over his head, or is he two steps ahead?
Edgerton is directing the film from a script penned by Anthony Tambakis and Matt Stone.
Amazon Studios is producing with Edgerton, Rebecca Yeldham, Tambakis, A.J. Dix, Beth Kono.
Trish Hoffman is the executive producer.
A first look at the film has also been released with today’s announcement, which is embedded above.