John Cusack and Thomas Jane are set to ‘Drive Hard’ in the new trailer and key set stills from their upcoming action film. The movie, which was directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith, is set to be released by RLJ/Image Entertainment on VOD on September 4, and in theaters on October 3.
‘Drive Hard’s trailer follows Peter Roberts, portrayed by Jane, a beginners’ driving instructor, as he meets his new client, Simon Keller, played by Cusack, for the first time. Simon orders Peter to drive them to a building, where he says he needs to go inside for five minutes. But when he comes running out with a briefcase, he’s exchanging gun fire with security guards from the building. Simon orders Peter to quickly drive away, as police begin searching for them.
Peter tries to disassociate himself from the situation, but quickly rejoins his new accomplice in the car when he begins getting shot at by officers. The seemingly seasoned criminal, who just stole $9 million, forces his new partner to help him get away by being his driver, against Peter’s better judgment. The only way the two can then survive is to drive faster than the numerous people who are chasing after them to get the money back.
The following synopsis for the adventure film, which was written by Chad Law, Evan Law, Brigitte Jean Allen and Trenchard-Smith, has been released by RLJ/Image Entertainment:
Former racecar driver Peter Roberts (Thomas Jane) traded the winner’s circle for a 9 to 5 job as a beginners’ driving instructor. But his life shifts into overdrive when Simon Keller (John Cusack) hijacks Peter to be his getaway driver in a $9 million heist.
Watch the trailer for, and check out key set stills from, ‘Drive Hard’ below.
Written by: Karen Benardello