By: John M Jerva
Once again everyone. If you don’t know by now, Frank Grillo is the hardest working man in the film industry right now. Change my mind. And now his latest project has him teaming up with international action sensation Donnie Yen and Alec Baldwin for the action-thriller The Father which is being presented at the Toronto International Film Festival for potential buyers.
Per The Wrap: Set against the Irish-American gangland of South Boston, “The Father” charts the struggle of middle-class Hong Kong immigrant John Chung (Yen) making the best of his family’s new American life while working as a modest fish broker in the city’s docklands. When his wayward teenage boys stumble upon four kilos of heroin, they’re hunted by a local crime ring and a group of corrupt cops. Forced to revive his past to protect his kin, John will stop at nothing until they are safe from harm.
What’s even better is that the film is being described as “a fast-paced ode to ’80s action movies.” Sign me up! Tommy Wirkola (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters) is set to helm the film which will hopefully start filming in early 2021.
With a lineup like this, I’m sure there will be many potential buyers lining up to nab this one. Let’s hope Yen and Grillo face off as that would be worth the price of admission alone. My money is on Grillo playing a crooked cop. No offense but he does that so well.
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