The Gateway starring Shea Whigham
Once someone is associated with the criminal world, it’s an uphill battle to leave that world behind. In The Gateway, a social worker tries to save a woman and her daughter after her husband re-enters her life to take back something he stole.
The film stars Shea Whigham (American Hustle), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Taryn Manning (Orange Is the New Black), Mark Boone Junior (Momento), Taegen Burns (I Can Only Imagine) with Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), and Bruce Dern (Nebraska).
Michele Civetta directed the crime thriller movie from a screenplay written by Alex Felix Bendana, Andrew Levitas, and Michele Civetta.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Gateway:
Shea Whigham, Olivia Munn, and Frank Grillo star in this gritty, edge of your seat crime thriller. Whigham is Parker, a down on his luck social worker who finds himself in over his head when he tries to protect his client from her recently paroled husband. Can Parker save the family from the violent threat of the maniacal drug dealer and his crew, desperate to reclaim their priceless stash?
As crime thrillers go, many of these films use the same formula of a crime event goes awry and the hero needs to save someone from harm. It may be a tiresome plot for some audiences, but it worked out perfectly for Charles Bronson for his Death Wish series. Why change the concept if it worked before?
The film does have a well-known cast with Shea Whigham leading the pack. Nonetheless, it does have Frank Grillo in an unknown role and he always has a hand in nearly every action movie lately.
The Gateway will be in select theaters and Apple TV on September 3. Then a Blu-ray and DVD release follows up on September 7.
Watch the trailer below. Let us know what you think of it.