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Cuba Gooding Jr. in The Hit List trailer

CubaGoodingJr.jpgRemember Cuba Gooding Jr.? He won an Oscar way back for his Supporting Actor role in Jerry Maguire and since then has appeared in totally forgettable films that seems to have just gotten worse and worse. I really don't understand why he faded away so quickly.

Nothing too much seems to have changed in his latest film which has shades of his co-star from Jerry Maguire through the channelling of the character from Collateral. Also, to be fair, it's delivering an interesting idea and the trailer isn't that bad.

The idea behind the film The Hit List is all given out in the trailer, a man is down on his luck in life, with his job and his marriage falling apart. He's a sad, sorry wreck of a man who heads off to a bar to get drunk and drown his sorrows.

There he meets a mysterious man who offers him the opportunity of a lifetime. Write down five names of people who are causing him the most trouble in life and he'll kill them all, professionally, and clear the way for him to start a new life.

He's drunk, and he thinks it's all a joke, so he accepts. Then in the morning, the first person on the list is dead. Suddenly it's very real and he begins to race to save the names remaining on the list.

It's an interesting concept, and I'm not sure if we'll see that the killer has some idea that by doing this he's going to force the pathetic character to take control of his life, I'm really not sure yet of the motives behind him, but the concept sounds interesting enough.

Here's the official blurb, which doesn't tell us that much:

A disgruntled man creates a hit list with a stranger during a drunken night out and must then race to try to save those he marked for extermination as the bodies begin to pile up and all fingers point to him.

Cuba Gooding Jr. plays the killer with Cole Hauser playing the disgruntled man who pens The Hit List, William Kaufman directs the film, he previously co-wrote and directed Sinners & Saints.

You can see the trailer below, and I know it's not top notch, but it's surely worth a watch and a little bit of consideration.



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