‘Precious Cargo’ Trailer: Bruce Willis’ Latest Enemy Is Mark-Paul Gosselaar, of All People
Mark-Paul Gosselaar as a villain? Stranger things have happened, but yes, the artist formerly known as Zack Morris is Bruce Willis’ latest foe in his newest action-thriller, which surprisingly isn’t going direct to VOD and Redbox. And yet, the first trailer for Precious Cargo looks like your typical, modern Bruce Willis action flick, aka “Bruce needs a quick paycheck.”
The trailer is a little confusing — or maybe we’re so familiar with Willis’ films that at first glance, this seems like another movie in which our hero is trying to thwart a bad guy who’s absconded with his wife. But that’s not what’s happening in Precious Cargo, which stars Willis as a crime boss who wants to discipline his thief employee after she mucks up a heist. Gosselaar plays her professional thief pal, who she hires to help her out of the jam. Oh, and the troubled thief is played by Claire Forlani, whom you might remember from Mallrats and Meet Joe Black, and who hasn’t done much lately aside from appearing in Dewar’s ads.
Precious Cargo is the directorial debut from Max Adams, who previously worked as a camera assistant on Boardwalk Empire and wrote the screenplay for Extraction, another recent generic Bruce Willis action flick.
Here’s the official synopsis:
After a botched heist, Eddie (Bruce Willis), a murderous crime boss, hunts down the seductive thief Karen (Claire Forlani) who failed him. In order to win back Eddie’s trust, Karen recruits her ex-lover and premier thief Jack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) to steal a cargo of rare precious gems. But when the job goes down, allegiances are betrayed and lines are crossed as Jack, Karen, and Eddie face off in a fateful showdown.
Precious Cargo hits theaters on April 22.