“Hit Man” Gets a Tasty Teaser

Hit Man was a big hit at festivals in Toronto and Venice. Yet U.S. audiences haven't been lucky enough to see it. Alas, they'll have to do more waiting. The dark comedy won't arrive until the summer.

Richard Linklater, arguably the most important filmmaker to come from Texas, tells yet another quintessential story about his home state. This one's based on a Texas Monthly article by Skip Hollandsworth. It tells the story of a undercover cop who works as a killer for hire. Glen Powell - who co-wrote the script with Linklater - stars. This looks like it will be the best showcase yet for his considerable charms. The stunning Adria Arjona plays Maddy, his love interest who gets caught up in the dangerous intrigue. The cast also includes Austin Amelio, Molly Bernard and Retta.

This is one of my most anticipated films of the year. Take a look at the teaser below.

Netflix has promised some sort of theatrical release this summer, with a confirmed streaming date (in most countries) of Friday, June 7.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.