In an exclusive report on Deadline, we now have an official release date for the next Charlie Hunnam project as RLJE Films acquired the North American rights to Last Looks, an action comedy staring Hunnam and Mel Gibson.
The movie was originally titled Waldo, based on the lead character in Howard Michael Gould’s L.A. detective novel series. It will also star Morena Baccarin, Rupert Friend, Dominic Monaghan, Lucy Fry and Cliff “Method Man” Smith.
“We’re delighted to release Last Looks next year,” RLJE Films’ Chief Acquisitions Officer Mark Ward told Deadline. “We cannot wait to work with the film’s amazing cast who will take audiences through this unique ‘whodunit’ adventure.”
RLJE Films said it is planning a February release day-and-date in theaters and on VOD.
The movie is based on a three-book series (so hopefully there will be three movies!), the report describes that Last Looks focuses on Charlie Waldo (Hunnam), an ex-LAPD superstar who left the force and now lives a life of simplicity and solitude deep in the woods.
Alistair Pinch (Gibson) is an eccentric actor who spends his days drunk on the set of his TV show. When Pinch’s wife is found dead, he is the prime suspect and Waldo is convinced to come out of retirement to investigate what happened.
The case finds Waldo contending with gangsters, Hollywood executives and preschool teachers, all in pursuit of clearing Pinch’s name, or confirming his guilt.
We are in.