Netflix Acquires US and Remaining International Rights On Richard Linklater’s “Hit Man” Following Venice And TIFF Premieres
Territories included in the deal are United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Iceland.
Director: Hit Man is directed by Academy Award® nominee Linklater (School of Rock, Boyhood, Before Midnight, Before Sunset, Before Sunrise, Dazed and Confused)
Writer: original screenplay by Linklater and Glen Powell, based on Skip Hollandsworth’s ‘Texas Monthly’ article.
Cast: Glen Powell (Top Gun: Maverick, Hidden Figures, Everybody Wants Some) and Adria Arjona (Father of The Bride, Morbius, 6 Underground), star alongside Austin Amelio (Everybody Wants Some, AMC’s The Walking Dead), Retta (Good Boys, NBC’s Good Girls), and Molly Bernard (Sully, The Intern, Paramount+’s Younger).
Producers: Mike Blizzard, Richard Linklater, Glen Powell, Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan.
Executive Producers: AGC’s Stuart Ford, Zach Garrett and Miguel A. Palos, Jr., Cinetic Media’s John Sloss, ShivHans Pictures’ Shivani Rawat and Julie Goldstein, Monarch Media’s Vicky Patel, Steve Barnett and Alan Powell, and Texas Monthly’s Scott Brown and Megan Creydt.
The film was shot on location in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Synopsis: Gary Johnson is the most sought-after professional killer in New Orleans. To his clients, he is like something out of a movie: the mysterious gun for hire. But if you pay him to rub out a cheating spouse or an abusive boss, you’d better watch your back – he works for the cops. When he breaks protocol to help a desperate woman trying to flee an abusive husband, he finds himself becoming one of his false personas, falling for the woman and flirting with turning into a criminal himself.