The protagonist of ” 9 Bullets ” ( Lena Headey ) earns her living as a stripper and burlesque dancer, but as she gets older, engagements in the rural area become increasingly rare and the tips no longer justify the humiliation by the audience. That’s why she wants to start all over again and dreams of making a living as an author from now on.
However, her violent ex-lover ( Sam Worthington ), the local gang boss, stands in the way of this plan. Doesn’t he just want to let her go like that! One day Gypsy finds himself forced to act. She saves her neighbors’ young son from her ex’s henchmen ( Cam Gigandet and Martin Sensmeier , among others) after the boy witnessed his parents’ murder.
The feisty woman goes into hiding with the boy ( Dean Scott Vasquez ) and embarks on a panic-stricken escape across the state line. Can the two get to safety and maybe actually start a new life? Not when it comes to the ex. Because he lets his men take up the pursuit mercilessly…
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“9 Bullets” will be released in the USA on April 22, 2022 in select cinemas and as video-on-demand. There is currently no information available regarding a release date in Germany.
Big names in an indie smash
“9 Bullets” was directed by Gigi Gaston , who recently shot the thriller “Fatal Memory” and previously made music videos for artists such as Sophie B. Hawkins and Olivia Newton-John. Gaston also wrote the screenplay for the actioner, which was produced outside of the studio system. According to her own statement, she was influenced by Quentin Tarantino’s work.
The two biggest names on the cast list are Lena Headey and Sam Worthington. Headey is world famous as Cersei Lannister from “Game Of Thrones”. On the big screen, the Brit has starred in 300, Dredd, Fighting With My Family and most recently Gunpowder Milkshake. Worthington, on the other hand, stars in James Cameron’s massive upcoming “Avatar” sequels. The Australian previously starred in Clash of the Titans, Terminator Salvation and the crocodile horror Rogue, among others.
Also in attendance were Cam Gigandet (The Fighters, Pandorum), Hollywood veteran Barbara Hershey (Falling Down, Hannah and Her Sisters), The Ice Road’s Martin Sensmeier, and newcomer Dean Scott Vasquez (In The Heights”) in front of the camera. If you don’t want to miss “9 Bullets” and other important new releases – whether cinema, streaming or home cinema – then simply subscribe to our free newsletter , which appears every Thursday.
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