Hollywood tends to look at Mexico through two very different lenses — either as a culturally rich country like in “Coco,” or ground zero for the duplicitous drug trade like in “Sicario.” However, “Gringo” is hoping to mix the latter with some A-list stars and comedic touches and deliver something different.
Directed by Nash Edgerton (“The Square“), and starring Joel Edgerton, David Oyelowo, Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron, Yul Vazquez, Thandie Newton, and Sharlto Copley, the story follows a man who gets way in over his head in Mexico…but it could be that he knows exactly what he’s doing…. Here’s the official synopsis:
Combining dark comedy with dramatic intrigue, Gringo joyrides across the border into Mexico, where all is not as it seems for mild-mannered American businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo). Crossing the line from citizen to criminal, Harold tangles with duplicitous business partners, Mexican drug lords, international mercenaries, and the DEA. As he attempts to survive in one of the most dangerous places on earth, the question lingers: is this ordinary man in way over his head, or is he two steps ahead?
“Gringo” opens on March 9, 2018.