Approximately four days ago, new Instagram photos arrived online this week from the production of Everly, courtesy of writer and director Joe Lynch. Co-written by Yale Hannon, Everly is as a contained action thriller starring actress Salma Hayek as a down-on-her-luck woman forced to defend herself against swarms of Yakuza assassins sent to torture and kill her when her crime boss lover finds out she’s an FBI informant.
Hayek reportedly received exclusive training in twenty different weapons with special forces in Belgrade, Serbia where the film was shot and recently completed. “You’ve never seen me like this before,” says Hayek in a recent article at USA Today. “And I love it. Because you really see a transformation in this character that’s noticeable and shocking. I become a badass.”.
Executive produced by Rizal Risjad, Everly also stars Jennifer Blanc, Togo Igawa, Caroline Chikezie, Gabriella Wright, Jelena Gavrilovic, Masashi Fujimoto and Hiroyuki Watanabe. The film is produced by Adam Ripp, Rob Paris and Luke Rivett, and is co-produced by Brett Hedblom, with action sequences designed by Akihiro “Yuji” Noguchi (Special Forces, Ninja, Travelers).
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