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Top 100 Most Anticipated American Indie Films of 2018: #84. Nash Edgerton’s Gringo


He might have a background in back breaking stunt man work (more than two decades worth), but in our books, this Aussie’s true vocation should be filmmaking as a full time gig. Nash Edgerton broke out big in our books well before his feature length film The Square (our interview with him); it’s his short films with the Blue-Tongue films collective in Spider (2007) and Bear (2011) that impressive, sharp, witty and perfectly tuned. Production on Gringo began in March of 2016 with a rather impressive name cast.

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Starring his brother Joel Edgerton, this shuffles the deck David Oyelowo, Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron, Yul Vazquez, Thandie Newton, and Sharlto Copley, this pits a mild-mannered American businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) against the elements. Crossing the line from citizen to criminal, Harold tangles with duplicitous business partners, Mexican drug lords, international mercenaries, and the DEA. Hopefully Edgerton’s knack for great timing, and surprise unveils will be present here.

Release Date/Prediction: Amazon Studios release the film on March 9th.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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