In the video above, Jennifer Garner explains all the chaos involved with making a high octane action film like Peppermint.
Time makes your memory forgetful, but in a time before DVRs and On Demand, Garner was one of the most badass women in Hollywood from 2000 to 2006 with Alias, Daredevil, and Elektra. Say what you want about the film, but Garner got Elektra Natchios on the big screen in a solo movie before Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers.
About the film:
Riley North awakens from a coma after surviving a brutal attack that killed her husband and daughter. When the system shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerrilla. Channeling frustration into motivation, the young widow spends years in hiding — honing her mind, body, and spirit to become an unstoppable force. Eluding the underworld, the police, and the FBI, Riley embarks on a deadly quest to deliver her own personal brand of punishment.
Peppermint stars Jennifer Garner (Love, Simon, Dallas Buyers Club, Alias), John Ortiz (Silver Linings Playbook, Fast & Furious 6), John Gallagher, Jr. (10 Cloverfield Lane, Short Term 12, The Belko Experiment), Juan Pablo Raba (Narcos, The 33, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Annie Ilonzeh (American Horror Story, Empire, All Eyez on Me), Jeff Hephner (Interstellar, Chicago Med), Pell James (Only the Brave, The Lincoln Lawyer), and Cliff ‘Method Man’ Smith (Keanu). The film is directed by Pierre Morel (Taken, The Gunman) and written by Chad St. John (London Has Fallen).
Peppermint hits theaters on September 7.
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