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New ‘Hit Man’ Posters See Glen Powell as Every Assassin

Glen Powell has many faces in this true-ish story!

In just a matter of weeks, Glen Powell’s multifaceted hitman will be unleashed in Netflix’s neo-noir romantic comedy Hit Man. The film stars Powell as a straight-laced professor who stumbles upon a hidden talent: posing as a faux hitman. However, his scheme involves setting up his clients for police arrest.

Loosely based on a true story from the 2001 Texas Monthly magazine article ‘Hit Man,’ the film follows Houston police associate Gary Johnson, played by Powell, as he goes undercover as an assassin to ensnare willing clients for the police. One of his clients, played by Adria Arjona, is trapped in an abusive relationship, compelling Powell’s character to make it his mission to rescue her.

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Hit Man is helmed by Richard Linklater, the director behind School of Rock. The official synopsis for the film, reads: “Inspired by an unbelievable true story, a strait-laced professor discovers his hidden talent as a fake hit man. He meets his match in a client who steals his heart and ignites a powder keg of deception, delight, and mixed-up identities.”

Ahead of its limited theatrical release, Netflix is teasing fans with a new set of character posters. Each poster features Glen Powell in various disguises, from a suave businessman to a tattooed redneck and a shady Russian assassin, matching his clients’ expectations of a hitman. The plot takes a turn when he takes on a job for Arjona’s character, leading to steamy complications.

During an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival with Collider director Linklater shared his favorite from Powell’s looks.

The best is the very odd orange-haired guy with freckles. He’s the last one, we saved kind of the best for last because he’s just so weird. When he stepped in—that was the last day of shooting, too, we kind of snuck that one—and when Glen got out of the van, I’ll never forget the whole crew, we just all went, ‘What the f— has happened? What has descended on our movie set? Who is this creature from another planet?’ It was so funny. It was just so funny.

Richard Linklater ‘Hit Man’ Director
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Hit Man has been well received from early critic reviews from its festival screenings and currently sits at 96% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Hit Man will have a limited run in select theaters beginning this Friday, May 24. Before dropping on Netflix June 7.

Watch the trailer for ‘Hit Man’

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