‘Trigger Warning’ Trailer: Jessica Alba Is A Soldier Cleaning Up Her Hometown In New Netflix Action Flick

Quick, what was Jessica Alba’s last starring role? That would be 2019’s little-seen thriller Killers Anonymous. Not that she’s been taking it easy. Alba is a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur. But she’s coming back to acting with the Netflix action film Trigger Warning, which looks like an updated version of Walking Tall, and I’m more than okay with that.

Directed by Mouly Surya (Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts), Trigger Warning stars Alba as a Special Forces officer with PTSD who returns home to run the bar she inherited from her grandfather. While investigating the truth of his death, Parker runs afoul of the local gang that runs the city.

Alba is surrounded by a great cast that includes Mark Webber, Anthony Michael Hall, Tone Bell, Jake Weary, Gabriel Basso, Kaiwi Lyman, and Hari Dhillon.

Here’s the synopsis: Special Forces commando Parker (Jessica Alba) is on active duty overseas when she gets called back to her hometown with the tragic news that her father has suddenly died. Now the owner of the family bar, Parker reconnects with her former boyfriend-turned-sheriff Jesse (Mark Webber), his hot-tempered brother Elvis (Jake Weary) and their powerful father Senator Swann (Anthony Michael Hall), as she looks to understand what actually happened to her dad.

Parker’s search for answers quickly goes south, and she soon finds herself at odds with a violent gang running rampant in her hometown. Unsure of who she can truly trust, Parker draws on her commando training and proves herself a force to be reckoned with as she hunts down the truth and attempts to right what has gone wrong in Swann County with the help of her covert ops partner and hacker Spider (Tone Bell) and connected local dealer Mike (Gabriel Basso). 

Trigger Warning hits Netflix on June 21st.

Travis Hopson
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