The always reliable Frank Grillo will star in a new crime thriller that, aside from a very solid support cast, has an intriguing premise.
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 18, 2018) – It was announced today that Frank Grillo, Luke Grimes and Robert Taylor have been tapped to star in the crime thriller INTO THE ASHES, which was written and to be directed by Aaron Harvey (THE NEIGHBOR, CATCH 44). The film also stars James Badge Dale and David Cade, and will be produced by Jamin O’Brien and Daniel Blanc for The Film Community and by Robert Ogden Barnum and Eric Binns, and by Grillo and Joe Carnahan’s WarParty. INTO THE ASHES will commence production later this month in Alabama.
The film follows Nick (Grimes), an ex-con adjusting to a normal life in rural Alabama. When a past he thought he left behind comes back to haunt him, it forces him to come to terms with his current situation and rectify a relationship he has with his father-in-law (Taylor) – all the while dealing with the one person (Grillo) who threatens to pull his world apart.
“Aaron is a truly talented, up and coming filmmaker. We became friends working together at Annapurna, and this is now my third film with him. I believe this is his strongest screenplay yet, and the cast he has assembled speaks for itself,” said producer Barnum.
Grillo is best known for his roles in the CAPTAIN AMERICA and PURGE franchises along with leads in the critically-acclaimed DirecTV series KINGDOM and film WHEELMAN for Netflix, which he also produced. He scored a huge hit last year playing Big Daddy in the Chinese action blockbuster WOLF WARRIOR 2, a global box office phenomenon and now the biggest grossing film in Chinese history. Up next for Grillo is the brawl thriller “Donnybrook” as well as the Netflix documentary series “Fight World,” an inside look at fight culture all over the Globe that Frank produced and stars in.
Grimes is best known for roles in AMERICAN SNIPER and the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY SERIES. He has also appeared in the features THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN and TAKEN 2. He will next be seen in the series “Yellowstone” with Kevin Costner, directed by Taylor Sheridan.
Taylor is currently starring on the Netflix hit “Longmire,” and will next appear in Jon Turteltaub’s MEG alongside Jason Statham. He is also known for previous roles in THE MATRIX and television series including “Ballykissangel.”