Fresh off of his critically lauded (and Oscar buzz-worthy) performance in the Netflix film Mank comes the news from The Hollywood Reporter that master thespian Gary Oldman is set to lead a truly jaw-dropping ensemble of actors in the new thriller film Crisis.
Crisis focuses on a drug runner who sets up a sprawling Fentanyl smuggling business. At the same time a recovering addict goes in search of the real reasons behind her missing son’s abrupt vanishing. The two storylines ultimately intersect in a dramatic fashion.
Along with Gary Oldman for this bumpy ride are some of the best actors in the business: Greg Kinnear (Auto Focus), Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name), Evangeline Lilly (Ant-Man and the Wasp), Michelle Rodriguez (LOST), Luke Evans (Midway), Veronica Ferres (Die Frau vom Checkpoint Charlie), Mia Kirshner (Love and Human), and Lily-Rose Depp (Yoga Hosers).
Securing U.S. rights to writer-director Nicholas Jarecki’s Crisis is Quiver Distribution. Quiver will release the film in theaters on February 26, 2021 with a digital and on-demand platform release to follow on March 5.
Production houses who banded together to make Crisis a reality are Green Room Films, Burn Later Productions, Martingale Films, Tuesday Films, Mattisse Pictures, Construction Films, Les Productions LOD, and Bideford Productions. Raphael Reed will be handling music for the flick while cinematographer Nicolas Bolduc will be providing the pretty pictures.
Jarecki (Arbitrage, Dreamland) said in a statement that the “devastating impact of the opioid epidemic reaches all corners of society. Each day brings a new revelation about what corporations, traffickers, and governments knew about the madness all along. I’m grateful to our outstanding cast whose nuanced performances put a human face on this urgent problem that needs our attention now.”
After a fruitful 2020 for Oscar winner Gary Oldman with the aforementioned Mank and A Place Among the Dead, it looks as if the consummate actor is not contenting himself with resting on his laurels: Along with Crisis, Oldman’s other offerings for 2021 look promising as well. Ye olde Vents scribbler reported on the upcoming Slow Horses television series within the past week. Also on the dance card for the actor who once dazzled audiences in such films as J.F.K., Darkest Hour, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula are the movies The Woman in the Window, Dreamland, Flying Horse and – believe it or don’t – two video games: Star Citizen and Squadron 42. Someone get this guy a vacation STAT!