Jeremy Renner Teases 'Throwaways' and 'Avengers 2' "Surprise"
The actor executive produced the hacker drama from Sony's Crackle.
The Throwaways have been sent into action.
Director Tony Bui's thriller, which began streaming on Crackle Friday, tells the story of a hacker (Sam Huntington) who is forced to work for the CIA and forms a team of renegades to help capture some of the agency's most dangerous targets.
The hacker thriller, executive produced by Jeremy Renner, was delayed by more than a month in light of the cyberattack on Crackle's parent company, Sony Pictures Entertainment. (You can watch the full movie for free at Crackle.)
Renner says he never had a problem with the delay. The movie also stars James Caan, Kevin Dillon and Katie McGrath.
"It's not like this had a huge movie premiere," Renner tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I didn't have a problem with the delay. The travesty of all that is what happened with Sony."
"There's nothing traditional about technology because it changes so fast. It grows faster than we can really understand, so it's nice to get onboard a platform like this," says Renner. "For me personally, the Netflixes and the Crackles of the world are how I watch stuff because I don't have a regular schedule. "
Renner has two tentpoles out this summer, with Avengers: Age of Ultron bowing May 1 and Mission Impossible 5 hitting theaters July 31.
"I was punched in the face, kicked in stomach," says Renner of his recent days of shooting Mission: Impossible 5 in London.
His other big film, Age of Ultron, is arguably the summer's most anticipated. Among the biggest revelations Avengers fans are clamoring for is a glimpse of The Vision (Paul Bettany), who has not appeared in the trailers. Renner is in the dark too.
"I haven't seen him," admits Renner. "I kind of keep my head turned away from all of that so I can be surprised when I see the movie. Obviously I saw Paul Bettany in person as the character, but then they do the visual effects and all that sort of stuff. It will be a surprise to everybody in the movie — Ultron as well as Vision, because those characters were so much generated stuff."