‘Hitman’: Richard Linklater To Direct Glen Powell And Adria Arjona In Texas Action-Comedy

Richard Linklater is veering far away from his recent Netflix film, coming-of-age drama Apollo 10 1/2. Variety reports he’ll direct action-comedy Hitman, starring Top Gun: Maverick‘s Glen Powell and Morbius actress Adria Arjona.

Hitman will have Linklater behind the camera, but he will also co-write the script with Powell. The story is based on a Texas Monthly article about the fascinating life of Gary Johnson, a Harris County investigator who goes undercover as a hitman in order to catch people taking out a hit before the murder can take place. Things change for him one day when he breaks protocol to help out a woman looking to escape an abusive boyfriend.

Powell and Linklater are quite familiar with one another, having worked together on Apollo 10 1/2 as well as Everybody Wants Some. Arjona can be seen next in HBO Max’s Father of the Bride remake.

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