Posted Thu May 19, 2016 at 05:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The action thriller is speeding toward Netflix next year.
Netflix has announced the acquisition of their latest original film. 'Wheelman' is written and directed by Jeremy Rush and is being produced by Joe Carnahan ('The Grey,' 'The A-Team'). The movie stars Frank Grillo ('The Purge,' 'Captain America: Civil War').
"Netflix is literally reinventing the game in terms of distribution and the sheer number of subscribers they reach and the amount of viewers that will ultimately see Wheelman is really exciting to me. I couldn't be happier and in terms of a creative partner, Ted Sarandos and his team are incomparable," added Carnahan.
The wheelman is Grillo - a getaway driver thrust into a high stakes race-to-survive after a bank robbery goes terribly wrong. With a car full of money and his family on the line, the clock is ticking to figure out who double-crossed him, and the only person he can trust… his fourteen-year-old daughter. All reasons to think fast, and drive faster.
Principal photography is scheduled to commence in fall 2016. Frank Grillo also joins Carnahan as producer, along with Myles Nestel. J Todd Harris, Chady Mattar and Scott Silver are on board as executive producers.
"What Netflix and Ted Sarandos are allowing talent and independent film makers to do, is experience a freedom without the pressures of the conventional film model. I couldn't be more excited to be part of this," concluded Grillo.
Other upcoming Netflix premieres include season two of 'Chef's Table' on May 27, 'Bloodline' season two on May 27, 'The Do-Over' on May 27, 'Voltron: Legendary Defender' on June 10, season four of 'Orange is the New Black' on June 17, 'The Fundamentals of Caring' on June 24, 'Marco Polo' season two on July 1, the documentary 'Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru' on July 15, 'Project Mc2' season two on August 12, and 'The Crown' on November 4. Likewise, the streaming platform is also prepping a new sci-fi series called 'Travelers' from writer Brad Wight.
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