Directed by Renny Harlin, The Misfits will focus on a group of international con artist who recruit Brosnan’s Richard Pace.
This won’t be just any ordinary bank job however, and Pace soon learns that in order to steal over one million dollars in gold, he and his new team will have to infiltrate a Middle-Eastern maximum security prison and extract their score right out from under the nose of the prison’s corrupt owner, Warner Schultz, who is using the gold to fund terrorism around the globe.
Here’s the trailer:
The Misfits official synopsis reads:
“Set in the Middle East, the film follows a master architect Richard Pace who finds himself caught up in a major gold heist with implications that go far beyond what he could have possibly planned for.”
No stranger to heist films, director Harlin saw commercial success with two similar action films in the early 90s, with 1990’s Die Hard 2, and the 1993 Stallone-led mountain top thriller, Cliffhanger.
His success however hit a wall in 1995 when his pirate adventure, Cutthroat Island became a critical and commercial flop, going as far to be named the “biggest box office bomb of all time” by the Gunnies Book of World Records, losing an estimated $147 million.
Harlin has seen varied success since the 90s, with several more of his films being nominated for Golden Raspberry Awards since Cutthroat Island, although The Misfits does look to bring Harlin back to his action roots.
Aside from the veteran Brosnan, The Misfits cast is rounded out by a group of up-and-coming action stars. Hermione Corfield, has held roles in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, and more recently starred in the indie-horror sleeper hit, Sea Fever, while her co-star Jamie Chung, is recognizable as the deadly assassin Miho from Frank Millar’s Sin City adaptions.
The Misfits will break into theatres on June 11th, and see a subsequent at-home release on June 15th.