The first trailer has gone online for the action-comedy Drive Hard. The film stars John Cusack as a bank robber who forces a driving instructor/former race car driver (Thomas Jane) into being his wheelman. I hadn’t heard a thing about this movie until now, and it’s not like Cusack and Jane are some no-name actors, although neither is a stranger to B-movies. This one looks like it could be fun provided it doesn’t push its wacky premise too hard. As Jane’s character asks at one point in the trailer, “What kind of stupid do you think I am?” I’m hoping it’s the right kind of stupid.
Hit the jump for the trailer. Drive Hard opens later this year.
Here’s the official synopsis for Drive Hard:
American thief, Simon Keller (Cusack), arrives in a foreign country in need of a getaway driver. Rather than recruit one from the underworld, he takes a driving lesson from ex F-1 champion, Peter Roberts (Jane), now working as a driving instructor. After Keller robs a bank during the lesson, Roberts has no choice, but to use his driving talent to get away from pursuing police and mobsters.