MOVIE NEWS – Based on a true story, Bandit follows a family man who teams up with a gangster to carry out armed robberies.
Quiver Distribution has released the official trailer for the new feature film Bandit, based on the true story of the “Flying Bandit” – a family man who becomes a notorious armed bank robber. The film, which also stars Josh Duhamel and Mel Gibson, will be released in US cinemas on 23 September 2022.
Allan Ungar directed The Bandit from a screenplay by Kraig Wenman. The film also stars Elisha Cuthbert and Nestor Carbonell alongside Duhamel and Gibson. Read the official synopsis below.
“In 1985, Gilbert Galvan Jr (Josh Duhamel), a charming career criminal, escapes from a US prison in Michigan and crosses the border into Canada where he assumes the identity Robert Whiteman. After falling in love with Andrea (Elisha Cuthbert), a caring social worker he can’t provide for, he turns to robbing banks and discovers that he’s exceptionally good at it. Under the guise of a security analyst, Robert begins flying around the country robbing multiple cities in a day, eventually catching the attention of national news outlets that dub him The Flying Bandit.”
“Addicted to the rush and money that provides his double life, Robert eventually turns to loanshark and reputed gangster Tommy Kay (Mel Gibson) for bigger opportunities.”
“But with Robert’s notoriety growing in record time, he is put into the direct sights of a ruthless detective (Nestor Carbonell) who will stop at nothing to bring him down…”
The Bandit will be released overseas on 23 September 2022, but there is no information yet on a domestic premiere. What is certain is that the film is R-rated for sexual content, language and some violence.