Gringo is an adult comedy about an all-star cast getting in deep selling new weed pills in Mexico. It’s timely, it’s crude, and this trailer is full tilt.
This has the air of late 80s, early 90s comedy in that it’s directly aimed at adults. Plus, this cast is impressive. Check out the trailer, and be careful because it is most certainly NSFW:
Combining dark comedy with dramatic intrigue, Gringo joyrides across the border into Mexico, where all is not as it seems for mild-mannered American businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo). Crossing the line from citizen to criminal, Harold tangles with duplicitous business partners, Mexican drug lords, international mercenaries, and the DEA. As he attempts to survive in one of the most dangerous places on earth, the question lingers: is this ordinary man in way over his head, or is he two steps ahead?
David Oyelowo looks to be having a blast, as does Charlize Theron and Joel Edgerton. Also in the mix is Sharlto Copley, Amanda Seyfried, and Thandie Newton. It’s directed by Nash Edgerton, Joel’s brother.
Gringo hits theaters March 9. We’ll see if this is able to find an audience. It is definitely a niche that doesn’t fill theaters anymore.