Prolific producer Randall Emmett makes his directing debut with Midnight In The Switchgrass, a serial killer thriller starring the eclectic mix of Megan Fox, Bruce Willis, Emile Hirsch, Lukas Haas, Colson ‘Machine Gun Kelly’ Baker, Caitlin Carmichael and Sistine Stallone (daughter of Sylvester).
Getting the film made was something of a passion project for Emmett, but I wonder what’s new here? All the genre tropes appear to be present and correct, so it’ll be interesting to see if there are any surprises hidden within the film’s 98 minute running time. We’ll find out, I suppose on when Midnight In The Switchgrass hits Select US cinemas, Apple TV and online movie rental platforms on 23 July 2021 before it arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on 27 July 2021.
A few takeaways from this trailer:
- I want Bruce Willis to have the lead role in a good movie again
- I don’t buy Megan Fox as a tough F.B.I. agent
- Who or what is a Machine Gun Kelly?
- Lukas Haas was the kid alongside Harrison Ford in Witness – I feel old
Bruce Willis (DIE HARD franchise) and Megan Fox (TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN) lead a powerful cast including Emile Hirsch (ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD), Lukas Haas (INCEPTION), and Colson Baker (BIRD BOX) in this gritty and intense crime-thriller. While in Florida on another case, FBI agents Helter (Willis) and Lombardo (Fox) cross paths with state cop Crawford (Hirsch), who’s investigating a string of female murders that appear to be related. Lombardo and Crawford team up for an undercover sting, but it goes horribly wrong, plunging Lombardo into grave danger and pitting Crawford against a serial killer in a twisted game of cat and mouse.