Hard edged action thrillers and dramas are form fitting genres for Frank Grillo (Kingdom, Purge: Election Year) , and Wheelman is right up his alley. Tom Hardy proved he can command the screen sitting in a car with the critically acclaimed Locke, and since Wheelman has much more action than the aforementioned flick, we’re guessing this 82-minute adventure is worth checking out.
The plot centers on a getaway driver (Grillo) who may have done his last job after a bank robbery goes south, leaving him with a car filled with money and seemingly no options for survival. With criminals hot on his trail and using his family for leverage, the driver is on a race against time to figure out how he can keep his loved ones safe.
Wheelman was made by War Party, a production company formed by Grillo and director Joe Carnahan (he also directed Grillo in The Grey). Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Wheelman premieres October 20 on Netflix.