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David Oyelowo is taken hostage by Mexican drug cartels in new trailer for Gringo: Watch

on December 20, 2017, 12:10pm


In the new action comedy Gringo, unassuming businessman Harold Soyink (David Oyelowo) has been sent to Mexico on a work trip, but quickly finds himself tangled up in the crosshairs of a dangerous drug cartel. His bosses at a pharmaceutical company, played by Charlize Theron and Joel Edgerton, are brought in to help, but ultimately prove pretty useless, their eyes only focused on the green. Flashy shootouts and car chases ensue as Harold’s left on his own to deal with locals who aren’t all that open to negotiations.

Check out the trailer up above. Here’s the official synopsis:

“An exhilarating mix of dark comedy, white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, Gringo joyrides into Mexico, where mild-mannered businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) finds himself at the mercy of his back-stabbing business colleagues back home, local drug lords and a morally conflicted black-ops mercenary. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold battles to survive his increasingly dangerous situation in ways that raise the question: Is he out of his depth – or two steps ahead?”

Nash Edgerton’s Gringo, which also stars Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton, and Sharlto Copley, opens in theaters on March 9th through Amazon Studios.