Focus World has announced Mr. Right for an April 8th release date with a poster exclusively released through IMDB. The movie tells the story of Martha (Anna Kendrick), who falls in love with a hitman with a heart of gold (Sam Rockwell), who now has his old associates and enemies going after him since he’s killing anyone who hires him or has ever hired him.
Focus World bought the film last year at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie is directed by Paco Cabezas, director of the Spanish thrillers The Appeared and Neon Flesh, and written by Max Landis of Chronicle and American Ultra fame. Focus World will give Mr. Right a limited theater and Video-on-Demand release on its April date. The movie has gotten mixed reviews at the festivals it’s played at, some praised the performances and the film’s blend of comedy and action, and others derided its style and humor. The Holywood Reporter’s John DeFore calling it “a crowdpleaser”, while Nikola Grozdanovic of The Playlist called it a “one-dimensional, lazy, mildly offensive attempt at entertainment and humor.” We’ll have to wait and see how it’s received by audiences at large.
Nevertheless, it’s shaping up to be a good year for Cabezas, Landis and Kendrick. Cabezas will do his cable television directing debut in the third season of Penny Dreadful. Landis will premiere his shows Channel Zero and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency on Sy-Fy and BBC America respectively. Meanwhile, Kendrick has Get a Job, Trolls, The Accountant, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Table 19 and the Sundance hit The Hollars being released later this year.
Here’s the poster:
And if you want it on high resolution, here it is.