Peter Facinelli, best known for his work in the Twilight films and the acclaimed series Nurse Jackie, has had a solid career as as an actor (for good measure, check out his performances in the The Big Kahuna and the flawed yet interesting sci-fi thriller Supernova). Now he makes his feature directing debut in Breaking & Exiting, a dark comedy about a thief (Milo Gibson) who breaks into the home of a woman (Jordan Hinson) on the verge of committing suicide.
The trailer suggests that the film is a two-hander that showcases the talents of Gibson and Hinson, and it will be interesting to see if Facinelli can pull off the humor amidst a near tragic moment. Hinson, whose charismatic flair was evident in the gone too soon series Kevin From Work, also wrote the feature, and it’s great to see her front and center with a story of her own making. I was a fan of the flick Gangster Land, which starred Facinelli and Gibson (his dad is Mel Gibson), so their working chemistry should have aided in the film’s overall effectiveness.
Check out the trailer and tell us if you’re excited about Breaking & Exiting!
Breaking & Exiting hits theaters and digital platforms on August 17.