Freestyle Releasing has debuted a new domestic trailer for the UK comedy Wild Target. Bill Nighy stars as an assassin whose “professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose (Emily Blunt)… He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring a young apprentice in the process, Tony (Rupert Grint).” Rupert Everett, Eileen Atkins, Martin Freeman, and Gregor Fisher round out the cast of Wild Target, directed by Jonathan Lynn (The Whole Nine Yards). Check out the trailer after the jump.
That’s a fun cast, and I found quite a few laughs in the trailer. Lynn has a few notable screwball comedies on his resume — Clue, My Cousin Vinny, The Whole Nine Yards. I’m really fond of Clue. I like the prospects for this one.
Click to Yahoo! Movies for HD. Wild Target hits theaters on October 8th.
The official synopsis:
Victor Maynard is a middle-aged, solitary assassin who prides himself on his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose who sold a forged Rembrandt to one of his clients. He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring a young apprentice in the process, Tony. Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client.