Unfortunately, problems arise, as they often do when hiring hit men over the Internet, and the two form a relationship which makes it very difficult for the hit man to finish the job. The pic, to be directed by yet-another former commercial and music video helmer with no feature experience named Johan Renck, was written by Lee Ross and Tamela Cunning -- with Renck also working on a draft with the writers as well. Again, maybe its just me but this story sounds pretty familiar -- like the movie Bulworth -- only this time its a woman hiring the hit man and there's no Warren Beatty.
That doesn't mean this movie will end up being bad or anything. Sometimes familiar is a good thing, and I really like Maria Bello; most of her more-recent choices, like The Cooler and Thank You for Smoking, have been stellar. She has good taste in material, so maybe there's something to this one after all. I guess we'll find out soon enough because production on the film is scheduled to start next week in Regina, Saskatchewan.