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All Upcoming Frank Grillo Movies and TV Shows

July 9, 2019
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It’s nearly impossible for admirers to imagine Frank Grillo without a few punches, explosions or kick-ass villainy. He is the quintessential bad guy of our times. He is also known for the “tough guy” characters he played over his long career. Major works of the actor include ‘Warrior’ (2011), ‘The Grey’ (2012), ‘End of Watch’ (2012), and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ (2012). Now you must be wondering what is the next Frank Grillo movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Frank Grillo films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Frank Grillo movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.

13. Point Blank (2019)


‘Point Blank’ is an upcoming thriller from Netflix starring Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie. The plot revolves around an emergency room nurse (Mackie) whose wife is abducted by a group of rogue cops. The man has no other option but to join forces with a deadly criminal who has been kept under strict security in the hospital. He releases the bad guy from custody to hunt down the real culprits. Soon, the unlikely pair find themselves in hot pursuit of the criminals while a band of corrupted cops and rival gangs are on their tail. ‘Point Blank’ is directed by Joe Lynch from a screenplay by Adam G. Simon. The movie is lined up by Netflix for a July 12, 2019 release.

12. Boss Level (2019)

Frank Grillo teams up with Mel Gibson and Naomi Watts for the sci-fi action thriller ‘Boss Level.’ The actor plays the character of Roy Pulver, a special forces veteran who chances upon a covert government scheme after his retirement. He is trapped inside a time loop which repeats eternally until his death. Pulver realizes that he has to find the person behind the loop in order to stop it. ‘Boss Level’ is directed by Joe Carnahan from a screenplay he co-wrote with Chris Borey and Eddie Borey. The movie is slated for an August 16, 2019, release.

11. Into the Ashes (2019)

Frank Grillo joins forces with Luke Grimes and Robert Taylor for some kick-ass action in the upcoming thriller ‘Into the Ashes.’ Written and directed by Aaron Harvey, the movie follows Nick, an ex-con who struggles to adjust with the mundane normal life against the timeless backdrop of Alabama. He has a new job and a new life partner to start his life anew. But his plans turn upside down when evil deeds from his past come in search of him to settle old scores. Soon, the man finds himself at the center of a forgotten world full of bullets, assassinations and death, that he thought had concluded once and for all. James Badge Dale and David Cade round out the cast. ‘Into the Ashes’ will be released on July 19, 2019, according to Deadline.

10. Black and Blue (2019)

Sony’s Screen Gems label presents the thriller ‘Black and Blue’ which features an ensemble cast that includes Frank Grillo, Reid Scott, Beau Knapp, Tyrese Gibson and Naomie Harris. According to reports, the plot follows Alicia West (Harris), a New Orleans cop whose body cam accidentally captures a murder committed by a couple of corrupt narcotics bureau officers. When the narcs find out that West has got the footage, they try to get rid of her. But she flees the scene with the crucial evidence for the crime committed by the narcs. Unable to capture her, they tag West as the murderer and trigger a widespread manhunt for the accused. To make things worse, the ruthless cartels find it a good time to settle their scores with West who is notorious in the underworld as a rookie cop. ‘Black and Blue’ is directed by Deon Taylor from a script by Peter A. Dowling. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on October 25, 2019.

9. Once Upon a Time in Staten Island (2019)

Frank Grillo will be seen alongside Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale in the period coming-of-age drama ‘Once Upon a Time in Staten Island.’ Set in 1982, the plot reportedly unfolds against the backdrop of the release of ‘Rocky III.’ A Rambo-infatuated teen sets out on an adventure while his parents, played by Watts and Grillo, desperately search for him. Lucius Hoyos, Jonah Hauer-King, River Alexander, and Chase Vacnin round out the cast. ‘Once Upon a Time in Staten Island’ is written and directed by James DeMonaco. The film is expected to be premiered in 2019.

8. Hell on the Border (2019)

The upcoming action thriller ‘Hell on the Border’ features Frank Grillo in the lead role alongside David Gyasi and Ron Perlman. The plot centers on the Indian territory of 1875, where former slave Bass Reeves (Gyasi) shoulders the dangerous task of tracking down the notorious outlaw, Bob Dozier (Grillo). Reeves finds company in Charlie Storm (Perlman), a convict who tries hard to earn pardon to evade jail time in Detroit. Other cast includes Vernon Davis, Rudy Youngblood, Zahn McClarnon, Marshal Teague, Ryan Francis, and Chris Mullinax. ‘Hell on the Border’ is written and directed by Wes Miller. The movie will be released in theaters in 2019.

7. The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (2020)

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard‘ is an upcoming sequel to the 2017 hit ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard.’ The second installment brings back key cast members including Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek. The plot revolves around the elite bodyguard (Reynolds) who finds himself muddled with a lethal scheme that involves the Hitman (Jackson) and his wife (Salma Hayek). Franko Grill joins the cast as an Interpol agent who is after a bunch of ruthless criminals plotting a massive cyber attack. ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ is directed by Patrick Hughes from a script by Tom O’Connor. The sequel is lined up for a 2020 release, according to Collider.

6. The Gateway (TBA)

‘The Gateway’ is touted as a neo-noir thriller from director Michele Civetta. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Frank Grillo, Keith David, Taryn Manning, Mark Boone Junior, Shea Whigham, Olivia Munn, Bruce Dern, and Zach Avery. According to Variety, the plot follows Parker (Shea Whigham), a depressed social worker who grapples with the perils of chronic alcoholism. His reckless life turns upside down when the man is assigned to take care of the daughter of a single mother, Dahlia. Soon, he finds himself in the position of a father, a guardian and a friend. Civetta directs the film from a screenplay by Alex Felix Bendaña. ‘The Gateway’ is currently in post-production.

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5. No Man’s Land (2020)

Described as a “modern western,” ‘No Man’s Land’ follows a father and son who go on a border patrol across the arid Mexican border area. Their raid goes terribly wrong when the son, Jackson Beer inadvertently kills a Mexican boy. While the father tries to cover up his son by taking up the blame on his shoulders, the son flees the scene across the Mexican border on horseback to seek forgiveness from the boy’s father. But the journey of redemption isn’t an easy one for him as the young man has to deal with an extremely hostile land with both the Texas and Mexican border patrol on his tail. The film features Frank Grillo and Jake Allyn as the father-son duo at the center of the plot. ‘No Man’s Land’ is directed by Conor Allyn from a screenplay by Jake Allyn. The movie began principal photography in 2019.

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4. Jiu Jitsu (TBA)

The forthcoming martial-arts action flick ‘Jiu Jitsu’ brings together Frank Grillo, Tony Jaa, Nicolas Cage, and Alain Moussi. Based on the comic book of the same name, the plot centers on the titular fighter lock horns with an alien in every six years. Rick Yune, Marie Avgeropoulos and JuJu Chan round out the cast. ‘Jiu Jitsu’ is written and directed by Dimitri Logothetis with Jim McGrath as co-writer. The movie, which is currently filming, hasn’t got a premiere date yet.

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3. Street Justice (TBA)

‘Street Justice’ is an upcoming action flick that tells the story of two rundown detectives. The criminals are on the rise again and the streets are ruled over by thugs who insulate themselves from the outdated bureaucratic methods of the cops. The two detectives realize that vigilantism and street justice is the rule of their time and seek help with martial arts master Tony Dees. Though the master sends them back during the first time, he changes his decision after his daughter falls victim to the crimes prevailing all over. Along with the detectives, Tony unleashes hell upon the thugs who occupy the streets. Sylvester Stallone is on board as a producer of the movie which is written and directed by Chuck Zito.

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2. Stowaway (TBA)


‘Stowaway’ is touted as a survival thriller starring Frank Grillo, Britt Robertson and Patrick Schwarzenegger. The plot follows a young, brave woman who fights tooth and nail for survival when her luxury yacht is hijacked by a band of ruthless thieves. ‘Stowaway’ is directed by Declan Whitebloom from a screenplay by Ian Hayden.

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1. Wolf in the Wild (TBA)

Variety reported in May 2019 that Frank Grillo will play a lead role in the crime thriller ‘Wolf in the Wild.’ Claire Holt is also on board to play a major role in the movie, which is produced by Awesomeness Films. The project hasn’t got a director and supporting cast yet. The official synopsis reveals that the movie will follow a young orphan’s dilemma of discovering his foster father’s criminal background. ‘Wolf in the Wild’ will begin production soon.

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