‘Hit Man’ Trailer: Richard Linklater’s Assassin Comedy With Glen Powell Hits Netflix In June

I’m still here on the ground in Park City for the Sundance Film Festival, and in just a few hours I’ll be checking out Richard Linklater’s Hit Man, an action-comedy starring Glen Powell. Powell, who recently starred in the rom-com hit Anyone But You, and of course Top Gun: Maverick, also co-wrote the screenplay with Linklater about a cop who goes undercover as a reliable hitman. The film is based on the Texas Monthly article by Skip Hollingsworth, and was acquired by Netflix last fall.

Here’s the 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.

The film also stars Adria Arjona, Austin Amelio, Retta, Sanjay Rao, Molly Bernard, and Evan Holtzman.

A review of Hit Man is to come soon! Then Netflix will open the film in select countries on June 7th, preceded by a limited theatrical release.

Travis Hopson
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.