Cold Pursuit

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Cold Pursuit
Cold Pursuit poster.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed byHans Petter Moland
Produced by
Written byFrank Baldwin
Based onIn Order of Disappearance
by Kim Fupz Aakeson
Starring
Music byGeorge Fenton
Edited byNicolaj Monberg
Production
companies
Distributed bySummit Entertainment
Release date
  • February 8, 2019 (2019-02-08) (United States)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Cold Pursuit is an upcoming 2019 American action thriller film directed by Hans Petter Moland, from a screenplay by Frank Baldwin. The film is a loose remake of the Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance, also directed by Moland, and stars Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum, and Tom Bateman.

The film is scheduled to be released on February 8, 2019, by Summit Entertainment.

Premise[edit]

Snowplower Nelson Coxman seeks revenge against a drug cartel in his Rocky Mountains hometown after his son is murdered by the gang.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

In January 2017, it was announced Liam Neeson had joined the cast of the film, with Hans Petter Moland directing from a screenplay by Frank Baldwin. Michael Shamberg will produce the film, while StudioCanal will also produce the film.[1] In March 2017, Domenick Lombardozzi, Emmy Rossum, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Laura Dern, William Forsythe, Julia Jones, and John Doman joined the cast of the film.[2][3][4][5][6][7] In April 2017, Aleks Paunovic joined the cast of the film.[8]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began in March 2017, in Alberta, Canada. Filming took place in Fernie British Columbia. [9]

Release[edit]

In November 2017, Summit Entertainment acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film.[10] It is scheduled to be released on February 8, 2019.[11].On October 25, 2018, the trailer for the movie was released. The original title was Hard Powder but later retitled to be Cold Pursuit.

Similarities to The Simpsons[edit]

Shortly after the announcement of the film's release, numerous Twitter users compared the film's premise to The Simpsons episode "Mr. Plow", in which Homer Simpson becomes Springfield's snowplower.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Ashley (January 31, 2017). "Liam Neeson to Star in Revenge Thriller 'Hard Powder'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Pederson, Erik (March 14, 2017). "Domenick Lombardozzi Joins 'Hard Powder'; Amy Forsyth Cast In 'Beautiful Boy'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  3. ^ Busch, Anita (March 15, 2017). "Emmy Rossum Joining Liam Neeson In 'Hard Powder'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  4. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (March 16, 2017). "Benjamin Hollingsworth Cast In Thriller 'Hard Powder'; Malina Moye Signs Up For 'The Samuel Project'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  5. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (March 24, 2017). "Laura Dern Set To Co-Star In Hans Petter Moland's Thriller 'Hard Powder'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  6. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (March 28, 2017). "Scott Adkins To Star In Indie Thriller 'Incoming'; Julia Jones Boards 'Hard Powder'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  7. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (March 29, 2017). "John Doman Joins 'Hard Powder'; Alessandra Ambrosio Returns For 'Daddy's Home' Sequel". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  8. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 5, 2017). "Aleks Paunovic Books Two Roles; Catherine Siggins Lands 'The Samuel Project'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  9. ^ "Cold Pursuit with Liam Neeson Starts Filming in British Columbia". Whats Filming. April 10, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  10. ^ Hopewell, John; Keslassy, Elsa (November 2, 2017). "AFM: Lionsgate Takes U.S. on Studiocanal's 'Cold Pursuit,' 'Shaun the Sheep 2,' 'The Mercy' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  11. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 16, 2018). "Liam Neeson Snowplow Action Pic 'Cold Pursuit' To Make Trails This Winter; Charlize Theron-Seth Rogen Comedy 'Flarsky' Heads To Summer". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  12. ^ Matt Prigge (August 17, 2018). "Liam Neeson's New Movie About A Vengeful Snowplow Driver Is Inspiring Some Obvious 'The Simpsons' Jokes". Uproxx. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  13. ^ Tim Baysinger (August 17, 2018). "Everyone Is Making the Same 'Simpsons' Joke About Liam Neeson's New Movie 'Hard Powder'". The Wrap. Retrieved September 16, 2018.

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