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Freestyle ‘Target’ October Date for Brit Comedy Starring Nighy, Blunt and Grint

Though they’ll have gone a long stretch without a theatrical release, L.A based Freestyle Releasing are still kicking. Today comes the announcement that they’ve grabbed the rights to Brit comedy thriller Wild Target and are setting it up for an October release. Despite a big name cast, can’t say the film by helmer Jonathan Lynn was on my radar.

Though they’ll have gone a long stretch without a theatrical release, L.A based Freestyle Releasing are still kicking. Today comes the announcement that they’ve grabbed the rights to Brit comedy thriller Wild Target – a con job capper film that’ll be released in the U.K shortly and will be set for a U.S release in October. Despite a big name cast, can’t say the film by helmer Jonathan Lynn was on my radar. Lynn is the helmer of a whole bunch of comedies not worth mentioning here with the exception of My Cousin Vinny.

 

 

Based on the French film in Pierre Salvadori’s “Cible Émouvante”, this sees Bill Nighy as Victor Maynard, a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother, Louisa (Eileen Atkins), despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose (Emily Blunt). He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring a young apprentice in the process, Tony (Rupert Grint). Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client (Rupert Everett).

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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