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Frank Grillo, Morgan Freeman to Star in Historical Action Movie 'Panama'

The package is coming to the Toronto International Film Festival.
Frank Grillo (left), Morgan Freeman   |   Gregg DeGuire/WireImage; Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
The package is coming to the Toronto International Film Festival.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier actor Frank Grillo and Morgan Freeman are set to star in Daniel Adams’ action film Panama.

Grillo will play a decorated ex-Marine in 1989 Panama who is sent undercover by his former commander Stark (Freeman) to execute a high-value deal with untrustworthy adversaries. While navigating through the chaos of the local civil war, Becker must fight assassins, court femmes fatales and negotiate with the enemy in order to complete his mission.

Inspired by true events, the film was penned by Adams and William R. Barber and will be produced by Michelle Chydzik Sowa and Michelle Reihel, with Barber also serving as executive producer. Adams' last directed the 2018 comedy An L.A. Minute.

Production on the movie is set to start in November. Highland Film Group will handle worldwide sales, starting at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Grillo is best known for his work in the Captain America and Purge franchises, as well as the TV show Kingdom. He recently had a cameo in Avengers: Endgame. Freeman earned an Oscar for his performance in Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby, and is currently in theaters with Angel Has Fallen.

Grillo is repped by CAA and Management 360; Freeman is with CAA; and Adams is repped by Claire Best & Associates.

 

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