Frank Grillo established himself as an action film actor at Marvel Captain America: Soldier of the Cold And captain america civil war. The actor played the antagonist S.H.I.E.L.D. agent working undercover for Hydra in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He also acted in many other action movies like The Purge Chain, Zero Dark Thirty, the bodyguard of Hitman’s wife.
in his new movie copshop, where he stars alongside Gerard Butler, the actor tries a different kind of action film role. Grillo plays a thief copshop.
Grillo is also a co-owner of a production company
Grillo and copshop Director Joe Carnahan simultaneously owns Warparty Films. His company has produced several films over the years. From wheelman In 2017 Hulu’s . For boss levI this year. Together copshop The company marks yet another 2021 release and it just might their biggest ever.
Set in a small rural police station in the town of Gun Creek, Nevada, copshop Grillo’s thug revolves around Teddy. In trouble with members of the powerful mob, Teddy decides to punch a rookie police officer, played by Alexis Lauder, for locking up Valerie Young in a prison cell—where he thinks he’ll be safe.
Vidic, the bounty hunter played by Butler, is tasked with capturing Teddy. Recognizing Teddy’s strategy, Vidic also arrests himself and enters the cell opposite Teddy. From there, a tussle between the two starts.
The situation gets worse when a hitman played by Toby Huss attacks the station. Now the rookie cop, bounty hunter and thief must deal with the hitman before they can deal with each other.
Grillo and Butler’s set dynamic helped their characters in ‘Copshop’
in an interview with we have it covered, Grillo revealed that Carnahan, Butler, the film’s director, and they had discussed the film and their characters well in advance. Carnahan, who also wrote the script, adapted Grillo and Butler’s characters to their physicality.
The process went easy as the two also had a lively relationship on the sets.
“We had a lot of fun,” Grillo said. me and gerry[Butler]We had a great relationship on set, with all the banter back and forth.”
Interestingly, about the characters of Butler and Grillo, Grillo believed that they played roles that were not expected of them.
Butler thought he’d play con artist Teddy
The article revealed Butler’s interest in playing Teddy in the film. Grillo, on the other hand, said he could have played any of these roles.
“I think it’s easier for me to play the killer, you know? But I’ve seen it a lot of times in my stuff, so I wanted to have fun with it,” Grillo said. “I don’t know if I’ll ever see the big bad Gerard Butler as the weasly Teddy Murretto!”
But they always talked their disagreements through, Grillo said.
“We didn’t always agree, Gerard thought my character should be a little more mysterious and not so bad, and I had a somewhat different opinion, and who[Carnahan] There were a few different opinions, so at the end of the day we mixed it up and tried different stuff,” Grillo said.
In a script that became a melting pot of three different perspectives, Carnahan, Grillo and Butler’s chemistry added charm.
“The three of us had really great chemistry,” Grillo said. “Really, all of us, the crew and everyone in the cast.”
copsoop Hits theaters on September 17th.
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