Indie Trailer Sunday: Emily Blunt & Rupert Grint in Wild Target
by Alex Billington
September 26, 2010
Ohhh boy I love Emily Blunt. Too bad she's already married to John Krasinski. There's a trailer that debuted earlier this week that seems to have slipped under the radar, but I want to make an effort to feature it today before it's forgotten forever. Yahoo (via SlashFilm) debuted the official US trailer for Jonathan Lynn's Wild Target, starring Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt and Rupert Grint as well as Rupert Everett, Eileen Atkins and Martin Freeman. It's kind of a hitman-conmen comedy or something like that. It looks like a fun British flick and Bill Nighy looks hilarious (that mustache!). I'm not sure why this has been so low key, but it looks great.
Watch the official trailer for Jonathan Lynn's Wild Target from YouTube:
Victor Maynard is a middle-aged assassin who prides himself on his lethal reputation. But his routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to a beautiful thief named Rose, who he takes as his apprentice.
Wild Target is directed by British filmmaker Jonathan Lynn, of plenty great British classics like Clue, My Cousin Vinny, Sgt. Bilko, The Whole Nine Yards and The Fighting Temptations previously. The script was written by Lucinda Coxon (of The Heart of Me) and is a remake of Pierre Salvadori's film Cible émouvante (aka Wild Target). Freestyle Releasing is bringing Wild Target to limited theaters starting October 29th.
saw this a couple of month ago, the silly love story makes this a highly recommended matinee 😀
Jeff Spicoli on Sep 26, 2010
Brandon on Sep 26, 2010
It's a pretty odd film, but in a good way, the story is a bit bizarre, but I thought it was really good. The trailer doesn't give too much away either.
Crapola on Sep 26, 2010
zzz on Sep 26, 2010
i already saw it a few weeks ago, u can find it on trackers, brilliant comedy
qweqwu on Sep 26, 2010
HELL YEA! not only do i want to see it at the theatre as soon as it hits the states - i'm wanting to buy it, as well. why do the brits ALWAYS come up with great comedies; when, here in the states, we're lucky to get one great one for every 10 that comes out?
beavis on Sep 26, 2010
This movie was funny and enjoyable up until somewhere in the middle where they thought it needed more substance, and suddenly, out of nowhere, we see ridiculous and heavy-handed emotional scenes with Nighy and Blunt. Blunt's character is somewhat bland overall, but Nighy, as usual, is good for quite a few laughs.
CheeseNorris on Sep 26, 2010
Ahhh. I predicted great things for Rupert Grint and the rest of the cast is fantastic. Looks friggin' hilarious and fun. I wanna see it.
arjones on Sep 26, 2010
Looks like a knockoff of Killers
Jezza on Sep 26, 2010
#7 - i must have missed those parts - WHAT "heavy-handed emotional scenes" are you talking about? and #8 - NO..........killers was comlete trash - this movie looks very funny and well made.
beavis on Sep 26, 2010
Mark on Sep 26, 2010
Julie on Sep 26, 2010
Looks like it'll be a good time. Will look for it.
Eli on Sep 26, 2010
Looks funny! and what a great cast...Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, and Rupert Grint.
rblitz7 on Sep 26, 2010
Rupert Everett looks more embarrased here than Val Kilmer did in MacGruber
Jezza on Sep 27, 2010
The car chase in the mini is up there with the Bourne Identity. It's a good flick. Not Shakespeare or anything, just a good comedy.
Crapola on Sep 27, 2010
Saw this at MIFF a couple of months ago. It seemed to be a rough cut of the film (the relationship between Blunt and Nighy turns extremely quickly for an unknown reason). Still, it's a very funny film (Martin Freeman's smile is quite a stunner) and I'm very glad to see Bill Nighy in a lead role.
Julian on Sep 27, 2010
Good to see Bill Nighy back i loved Bill Nighy The Science Guy.
Me on Sep 27, 2010
Clever British flick... looks pretty good.
Ellsworth on Oct 1, 2010
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