Once again, proving that Frank Grillo is the hardest working actor arounf these days, Deadline is bringing the official word that he will headline a new action-thriller from director Daniel Adams’ (THE GOLDEN BOYS, THE LIGHTKEEPER) titled Panama and he’s bringing serious backup with him on this one as Oscar winnig icon Morgan Freeman is set to star with him.
Per Deadline: Taking place in Panama cira 1989, the pic centers on James Becker (Grillo), a rugged, decorated ex-marine, who is sent undercover by his former commander Stark (Freeman) to execute a high-value deal with untrustworthy adversaries. While navigating through the chaos of the local civil war, Becker must fight assassins, court femmes fatales and negotiate with the enemy in order to complete his mission. With Stark always by his side, Becker perseveres against all odds in hopes of making it home alive.
Daniels co-wrote the screenplay with William R. Barber that takes its cues from real life events. Filming is expected to begin this November.
Grillo will, of course, be seen in the upcoming action-thriller Boss Level which teams him up with Mel Gibson from director Joe Carnahan while Freeman can currently be seen in Angel Has Fallen where he plays the President opposite Gerard Butler.
Keep it locked and loaded right here as this project is in the early stages but expect more details to drop in the future!