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Glen Powell Is A Hit Man (But Not Really) In New Netflix Movie Trailer

Powell plays an undercover actor for the New Orleans Police Department who might have gotten caught up in a very real game of murder.


Based on "Hit Man", a Texas Monthly article by Skip Hollandsworth and written by Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater and Glen Powell, Netflix's Hit Man follows an undercover police officer who poses as a reliable hitman, while he tries to save a woman in need.

Powell portrays mild-mannered college professor Gary Johnson, who moonlights as a fake hitman for the New Orleans Police Department. As a talented actor, he channels different personalities to catch would-be criminals who hire one of Gary's characters to do the dirty deed.

Gary finds himself in a mirky territory as one of those potential criminals, Madison (Adria Arjona), asks him to kill her husband. However, when her husband is found dead, it sets off a chain reaction of deception and killer stakes.

Alongside Powell and Arjona, the film stars Austin Amelio (Fear The Walking Dead), Retta (Parks and Rec), Sanjay Rao (The Flight Attendant), and Evan Holtzman (Civil War) as Madison's husband.

Hit Man premiered last year at the Venice Film Festival and will have a limited theatrical run starting May 24. It is then scheduled to be released by Netflix two weeks later on June 7.

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