By: John M Jerva
Nobody starring Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul Star Bob Odenkirk is definitely one of my most anticipated films for next year as the unlikely actor is switching gears and becoming …an action star? Well it’s certainly going to be interesting as Odenkirk is normally known for comedic roles as well as drama.
We now have our first official look at Odenkirk in Nobody courtesy of Entertainment Weekly and according to the star, he gets his ass kicked. Take a look at the photos below!
Odenkirk spoke about the physicality of the role in the sane article stating “I get the s— kicked out of me in this movie. I really wanted to go way far outside, like 180 degrees outside my comfort zone. Just commit to this guy, commit to his rage, and commit to his commitment to what he’s doing.”
While Odenkirk definitely isn’t your typical action star, the team behind the film is as it was written by John Wick scribe Derek Kolstad and action maestro David Leitch served as a producer. The film was helmed by Ilya Naishuller who is best known for directing Hardcore Henry.
Odenkirk even trained with Bloodsport franchise star Daniel Bernhardt to get ready for the role so I’d say he was in good hands. He trained with Bernhardt for over two years learning a variety of disciplines including Karate and Jiu Jitsu.
In Nobody, Odenkirk stars as “Hutch Mansell, an underestimated and overlooked dad and husband, taking life’s indignities on the chin and never pushing back. When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch declines to defend himself or his family, hoping to prevent serious violence. His teenage son, Blake (Gage Munroe), is disappointed in him and his wife, Becca (Connie Nielsen), seems to pull only further away. The aftermath of the incident strikes a match to Hutch’s long-simmering rage, triggering dormant instincts and propelling him on a brutal path that will surface dark secrets and lethal skills.”
Universal Pictures is officially moved up the release date for the flick a week early and instead of a February 26th launch, it will now open on February 19th of next year. I know that’s still a long ways off but hey it’s something. There are no major releases set for that weekend do the move makes since. The film was actually supposed to hit on August 14th if this year but we all know what happened there.