Mel Gibson & Frank Grillo to Join Action Thriller ‘Boss Level’

Posted 2017/11/15 0 0

Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo are in talks to star in Boss Level, an action thriller that Joe Carnahan will direct next year.


According to Deadline, Mel Gibson (Daddy’s Home 2) and Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) are in negotiations to star in the independent action-thriller “Boss Level,” with Joe Carnahan attached to direct from his own script. The film will be financed by Emmett/Furla/Oasis, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian, and Randall Emmett and George Furla. Production companies are Emmett/Furla/Oasis, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Carnahan and Grillo’s War Party, and Scott Free.

Details on Gibson’s potential role in Boss Level have yet to be revealed, but it wouldn’t be hard to imagine him as the villain opposite Grillo’s hero, or perhaps as Grillo’s badass mentor who he looks to for help. As cool as a Gibson/Grillo combination could be on-screen, another interesting variable in the mix is writer/director Joe Carnahan. Carnahan is best known for his work in the action genre, directing films such as Smokin’ Aces, The A-Team, and The Grey, on which he worked with Grillo. Carnahan is also attached to a U.S. remake of The Raid, which will also star Grillo.

Gibson comes to this after the successful opening of Daddy’s Home 2 at Paramount Pictures. He is getting close to securing indie financing for the film he will direct on the ruthless Italian banking family The Medicis to follow his Best Picture nominee Hacksaw Ridge. Other films he is plotting as an actor includes a re-team with Danny Glover and director Dick Donner for another Lethal Weapon film at Warner Bros.

Grillo just worked with EFO on the action film Reprisal, and starred in the Netflix film Wheelman.

Filming on Boss Level is slated to start sometime next year.