Operatic, overblown and very intriguing – Movies In Focus is liking the look of The Virtuoso. This hitman pic looks like a good old-fashioned thriller with a great cast – Anson Mount, Abbie Cornish, Eddie Marsan, David Morse and Anthony Hopkins. Nick Stagliano directs as script by James C. Wolf.
I find Mount an under-utilised screen presence in movies, while Morse and Hopkins are always great.
The Virtuoso hits On Demand, Digital and cinemas on 30 April 2021 before arriving on blu-ray on 4 May 2021. You might even get a Movies In Focus review of it.
Danger, deception, and murder descend upon a sleepy country town when a professional assassin (Anson Mount) accepts a new assignment from his enigmatic mentor and boss (Oscar® winner Anthony Hopkins). Given only where and when along with a cryptic clue, the methodical hit man must identify his mysterious mark from among several possible targets, including a local sheriff (David Morse). Meanwhile, a chance encounter with an alluring woman (Abbie Cornish) at the town’s rustic diner threatens to derail his mission in this noir-style cloak-and-dagger thriller.