HIT MAN – Glen Powell Brings This True Story to Life with Comedy, Thrills, and Romance

Netflix's 'Hit Man,' directed by Richard Linklater, promises a unique cinematic experience, blending comedy, thrill, and true events, set to captivate audiences worldwide
Hit Man

Netflix is set to release the much-anticipated film Hit Man on June 7, 2024, and in select countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, and Iceland prior. Directed by the acclaimed Richard Linklater, this film promises a unique blend of comedy, thrill, and true events, with a limited theatrical release preceding its Netflix debut.

The Story Behind Hit Man

The film’s logline hints at a narrative full of twists and turns: a straight-laced professor discovers his hidden talent as a fake hit man. This unusual premise is further complicated when he meets a client who not only steals his heart but also ignites a chaotic mix of deception, delight, and mixed-up identities. Inspired by a true story, Hit Man is set to offer a narrative that is as unbelievable as it is entertaining.

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Hit Man will have its Spotlight Premiere at the 40th Sundance Film Festival, showcasing its unique blend of genres and storytelling. The film’s premiere at such a prestigious event underscores the high expectations and buzz surrounding it.

Critical Acclaim and Anticipation

The film has already garnered praise from industry insiders. Producer, writer, and star Glen Powell speaks highly of Linklater’s directorial prowess, noting his ability to seamlessly blend various genres and characters. Linklater himself praises Powell’s collaborative spirit and work ethic, likening him to a valuable team player who elevates everyone’s performance.

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Hit Man features an impressive cast, including Glen Powell, Adria Arjona, Austin Amelio, Retta, Sanjay Rao, Molly Bernard, and Evan Holtzman. Powell, who also serves as a producer and writer, brings his charm and talent to the forefront, promising a memorable performance. Director Richard Linklater, known for his bold and diverse filmmaking, collaborates with Powell and co-writer Mike Blizzard to bring this unique story to life.

Catch Hit Man exclusively on Netflix on June 7, 2024, and in select theaters prior.

About Hit Man

Hit Man

RELEASE DATE: On Netflix June 7, 2024, and in select theaters prior
DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater
WRITER: Richard Linklater & Glen Powell
PRODUCERS: Mike Blizzard, Richard Linklater, Glen Powell, Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Stuart Ford, Zach Garrett, Miguel A. Palos Jr., Shivani Rawat, Julie Goldstein, Vicky Patel, Steve Barnett, Alan Powell, John Sloss, Scott Brown, Megan Creydt
CAST: Glen Powell, Adria Arjona, Austin Amelio, Retta, Sanjay Rao, Molly Bernard, Evan Holtzman

Inspired by an unbelievable true story, a strait-laced professor discovers his hidden talent as a fake hit man. He meets his match in a client who steals his heart and ignites a powder keg of deception, delight, and mixed-up identities.

What surprises will Hit Man unveil in its narrative? How will the film balance its comedic and thrilling elements? Are you ready to dive into this unbelievable true story brought to life by a talented cast and crew? Let us know what you think on Discord!

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Professional Nerd | Amateur Human | Creative/Content Director The best way to describe Kevin Fenix is the kid you never tell what the buttons do in video games so you have a chance to win. Being 6’ 4” and Asian, he never really fit in, so he got comfortable standing out. Not only is it easy to find him in crowds, he dabbles in the culinary arts, does a little stand up and improv, and can honestly say Spider-Man is the Jesus-like influence of his life. Kevin Fenix loves dogs, movies, television, comics, comedy, and to shoot people… with video.