‘Wheelman’ Teaser: Frank Grillo Joins the Ranks of Unspeaking Hollywood Getaway Drivers
Hollywood has seen an abundance of getaway driver movies in recent years, from Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive to Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver. Now, Netflix is getting in the getaway driver game, with none other than Frank Grillo at the wheel of Wheelman, the streaming service’s tale of crime, family, and a man and his car.
We can’t see a whole lot from the teaser above, but it does look like we’re in for an intense, dimly-lit night of high-octane chase scenes through ominous city streets. It seems like a gritty, self-contained version of this summer’s Baby Driver, with most of the action taking place with Grillo inside his car, either speeding down the road or covering his head from hails of bullets.
Frank Grillo (Kingdom, Captain America: Civil War) stars as the wheelman, a getaway driver thrust into a high stakes race-to-survive after a bank robbery goes terribly wrong. With a car full of money and his family on the line, the clock is ticking to figure out who double-crossed him and the only person he can trust… his thirteen-year-old daughter. All reasons to think fast and drive faster.
Wheelman is directed by Jeremy Rush, produced by Grillo and Joe Carnahan (The Grey), also stars Garret Dillahunt and Caitlin Carmichael and hits Netflix on October 20.