Glen Powell & Adria Arjona Starrer ‘Hitman’ To Be Helmed, Produced By Richard Linklater?

Richard Linklater to direct ‘Hitman’ starring Glenn Powell, Adria Arjona (Photo Credits – Instagram; Wikimedia)

Filmmaker Richard Linklater is set to tell the true story of an undercover hitman played by “Top Gun: Maverick” star Glenn Powell.

According to Variety, the Oscar-nominated “Boyhood” director will direct and co-write the action comedy “Hitman,” which is based on a Texas Monthly magazine article by journalist Skip Hollandsworth.

Powell, who plays the executioner in Paramount’s “Top Gun: Maverick,” will co-write and star in the project as the Houston cop working undercover as Houston’s most in-demand hitman when Unless he breaks protocol for a day. Help a desperate woman (Adria Arjona) trying to escape from an abusive boyfriend.

The project is based on a 2001 article in Texas Monthly that tells the fascinating story of hitman Gary Johnson, a staff investigator for the Harris Country District Attorney’s office, who plays a hitman for the police who needs to be caught by an undercover officer. help is required. The person who ordered the hit, reports ‘Variety’.

“Hitman” will be produced by Linklater, Michael Blizzard for Detour Pictures, Michael Costigan and Jason Bateman for Aggregate Films, and Powell with his production organization Barnstorm Productions.

Linklater, a Oscar Nominated for “Boyhood,” “Before Midnight” and “Before Sunset,” he most recently directed the animated film “Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Adventure,” which premiered at SXSW in March.

The director’s last film before this was Cate Blanchett-led ‘Where You Go, Bernadette’.

Linklater is also working on two different biopics, about con artist John Brinkley and comedian Bill Hicks.

Powell previously collaborated with Linklater on ‘Apollo 10A’ as well as ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ had worked in He also starred in ‘Set It Up’ and ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society’.

AGC International’s second major title at Cannes is The Dating Game, led by Anna Kendrick, which tells the true story of serial killer Rodney Alcala, who appeared on the popular American dating program “The Dating Game” and went on a hiatus. was selected for. His felony was eventually exposed before going on a date with contestant Cheryl Bradshaw.

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