‘Paradise Highway’ Trailer: Juliette Binoche Turns Trucker And Smuggler In New Thriller With Morgan Freeman And Frank Grillo

Juliette Binoche (who can be seen now in Both Sides of the Blade), one of the most refined, exquisite French actresses in the world, playing a truck driver and smuggler? Not the kind of role anyone would expect from the Oscar winner, but then she is always seeking new challenges this deep into her career. And so she’s taking on a role like none before in Paradise Highway, a film that pairs her with Morgan Freeman and Frank Grillo.

Written and directed by Anna Gutto (Home for Christmas), Paradise Highway stars Binoche as Sally, a truck driver forced to smuggle illegal cargo to save her brother (Grillo) from a dangerous prison gang. Sally’s conscience is tested when she discovers that her final package turns out to be a teenaged girl. Meanwhile, Freeman plays the FBI agent hot on Sally’s trail.

Also in the cast are Hala Finley, Cameron Monaghan, Veronica Ferres, Christiane Seidel and Walker Babington.

It’s a surprisingly intense trailer, which features multiple threats to the young girl’s life, firefights, and more.

Paradise Highway opens in theaters and VOD on July 29th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.