GUNNER Adds Five To New Dimitri Logothetis Action Thriller
Production is already wrapped as of last week in Alabama for action thriller, Gunner from director Dimitri Logothetis (Kickboxer: Vengeance, Kickboxer: Retaliation, Jiu-Jitsu), and new casting additions have been announced. With Morgan Freeman and Luke Hemsworth, the roster now includes Sean Rogers (Warner Bros.’ upcoming The Flash), Yulia Klass (Survive the Game), John Hickman (Jiu Jitsu), Gary Wood (Kickboxer: Retaliation), and Barry Minoff (Assassin).
The cast also lists Joseph Baena (Chariot), Connor DeWolfe (Disney+’s “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”), Grant Feely (Disney+’s “Obi-Wan Kenobi”), and Mykel Shannon Jenkins (The Paper Tigers) as of a few weeks ago. Logothetis is directing from a script by Gary Scott Thompson (The Fast and Furious franchise), with Joel Shapiro (Killerman with Liam Hemsworth, Dear Dictator with Michael Caine) producing alongside Logothetis, and Joel Cohen executive producing.
Gunner follows Special Ops veteran Lee Gunner (Hemsworth) who takes his two sons on a fishing trip to reconnect. The trip soon turns awry when the boys stumble upon a massive drug-running operation and are kidnapped by Dobbs, the son of the gang’s kingpin Kendric Ryker (Freeman) who runs the organization from prison. With no one but himself to retaliate and with elite combat skills they won’t see coming, an enraged Gunner wreaks havoc to rescue his two sons from Ryker’s gang. You don’t cross Gunner!
Highland Film Group is handling worldwide rights to Gunner which is financed by 120dB Films, Convergence Entertainment Group, and Highland Film Group.
Highland’s current sales slate also includes Joe Carnahan’s survival thriller Not Without Hope, Simon West’s action comedy Old Guy, sci-fi thrillers The Astronaut with Emma Roberts and Laurence Fishburne and Rachel starring Theo Rossi; Adam Cooper’s Sleeping Dogs, William Eubank’s action thriller Land of Bad, Audrey Cummings’ western action film Place of Bones, survival action-thriller Arcadian
and Rod Blackhurst’s Blood For Dust.
Lead photo: Highland Film Group
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