The only thing better than a story about forbidden lovers is a story about forbidden lovers whose families are engaged in a blood feud. Sweet. Alexandra Daddario and Diego Boneta lead Die in a Gunfight, a star-studded story of deadly romance, but this is no simple Romeo & Juliet story.
Directed by Collin Schiffli, the terrific ensemble includes Travis Fimmel, Billy Crudup, Justin Chatwin, Wade Allain-Marcus, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nicola Correia-Damude, John Ralston, Michelle Nolden, Stuart Hughes, John Tench, and Nevin Pajkic.
Here’s the synopsis: In Die in a Gunfight, Mary (Alexandra Daddario) and Ben (Diego Boneta) are the star-crossed black sheep of two powerful families engaged in a centuries-long feud – and they’re about to reignite an affair after many years apart. Their forbidden love will trigger the dominoes that will draw in Mukul (Wade Allain-Marcus), Ben’s best friend, who owes him a life debt; Terrence (Justin Chatwin), Mary’s would-be protector-turned-stalker; Wayne (Travis Fimmel), an Aussie hitman with an open mind and a code of ethics; and his free-spirited girlfriend, Barbie (Emmanuelle Chriqui). As fists and bullets fly, it becomes clear that violent delights will have violent ends.
So you already know I was signed up for this one at the mere mention of Alexandra Daddario, but I also dig the changes in style, and that Mary and Ben aren’t young and inexperienced at love. They’re coming back into something they let go of years earlier, and that comes with its own complications.
Die in a Gunfight opens in select theaters, on digital and on-demand July 16th.