TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - April 25, 2018
By now, faithful readers, you're well acquainted with my love for all things Jeff Goldblum, so anytime he's got a new trailer out, you're gonna have to hear about it from me. British writer Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Mission: Impossible 5) is making his directorial debut with Hotel Artemis, a film that looks to be set in the same world, spiritually anyway, as a John Wick movie.
The brilliant Sterling K. Brown stars as a crook whose crew is wounded during a jewel heist and requires medical attention. The titular hotel, run by Jodie Foster, is a hospital for criminals and the only place he and his cohorts can turn. It's populated with a colorful cast of supporting characters including Atomic Blonde's Sofia Boutella and It's Always Sunny's Charlie Day, as well as Dave Bautista, my current favorite wrestler turned actor. Throw in Jenny Slate and Zachary Quinto, and I'm sold.
Then, of course, there's ol' Jeffy boy. He looks to be in prime form here, wearing clothes he presumably owns and sashaying into frame as an esoteric crime lord of some sort. Being a passion project for Pearce, the film is likely to be messy and unwieldy, but probably a ton of fun.
I can't wait to see this one, and I hope you feel the same. You can check in to the Hotel Artemis beginning June 8.