A business trip to Mexico goes completely haywire for David Oyelowo in the brand new trailer for Amazon Studios’ dark comedy Gringo directed by Nash Edgerton.
“Most people will tell you Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, but even a complete idiot will tell you Neil Armstrong did it first,” Charlize Theron’s Elaine hilariously explains to a boardroom of execs. “Do you know why Neil Armstrong did it first? Because he pushed Buzz Aldrin the f**k out of the way and seized history by the ball sack.” From there, the trailer spins into all sorts of chaos that involves a Mexican drug cartel, a hitman, and a lowly businessman in over his head.
David Oyelowo sheds his dramatic persona in order to stretch his comedy chops as Harold Soyinka. The film also co-stars Charlize Theron, Sharlto Copley, Amanda Seyfried, Joel Edgerton, Thandie Newton, Harry Treadaway, Alan Ruck, Kenneth Choi and Melonie Diaz.
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?