June 19, 2024 6:47 am

Richard Linklater Says Hit Man Is His Answer to the 'Infantilization' of Modern Movies
Richard Linklater Says Hit Man Is His Answer to the 'Infantilization' of Modern Movies

Richard Linklater Says Hit Man Is His Answer to the ‘Infantilization’ of Modern Movies

Director Richard Linlater has described his latest movie, Hit Man, as an answer to Hollywood’s fear of sexual and mature movies. The movie, starring Glen Powell (Top Gun: Maverick) and Adria Arjona (Andor), is loosely based on the true story of Gary Johnson, a part-timer for the New Orleans Police Department. Johnson posed as a fake hitman to illicit confessions from criminals who wanted to hire his services. However, his life takes a drastic turn when he becomes romantically involved with a new target. As their relationship grows, the pair explore new possibilities within their relationship, and Linklater didn’t want to shy away from presenting these moments as an honest canvas for the audience.

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​Richard Linklater made Hit Man to snap back at Hollywood’s fear of more mature movies. Read More