Netflix has released the Wheelman trailer. The film stars Frank Grillo (The Purge: Anarchy) as a getaway driver. Written and directed by Jeremy Rush and produced by Grillo and Joe Carnahan (The Grey), much of the film takes place inside the confines of a single vehicle, as Grillo’s getaway driver is thrust into a race for survival after a bank robbery goes wrong. He has a car full of money and a family on the line, and he must figure out who double-crossed him before it’s too late.
I like movies that put restrictions on filmmakers for how they tell their stories, and the last time we had a film where the protagonist was stuck in a driver’s seat, we got the excellent Locke. Granted, this look far more action-oriented than Steven Knight’s movie, but I think Grillo’s a charismatic actor, and I think this could be a solid film to pop on while you’re watching Netflix. Judging by the trailer, it’s got a nice balance of action and thrills, and I’m eager to see what Rush has come up with. This is also one of those times where I wish Netflix released some kind of data to see how movies like this perform and how they perform since I definitely think there’s a market for these kinds of thrillers.
Check out the Wheelman trailer below. The film also stars Garret Dillahunt and Caitlin Carmichael and hits Netflix on October 20th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Wheelman:
Frank Grillo (Kingdom, Captain America: Civil War) stars as the wheelman, a getaway driver thrust into a high stakes race-to-survive after a bank robbery goes terribly wrong. With a car full of money and his family on the line, the clock is ticking to figure out who double-crossed him and the only person he can trust… his thirteen-year-old daughter. All reasons to think fast and drive faster.