Frank Grillo and Gerard Butler are two actors who are so similar in appearance that they may have been siblings from different mothers, even if one came from the Bronx and the other from Glasgow. They’re both chiseled dudes in their 50s who made their names and reputations in the action genre, and they’ve taken to creating their own work in order to take advantage of possibilities that might have otherwise gone unnoticed. IMDB
Grillo co-founded the WarParty production business with filmmaker Joe Carnahan, which has so far delivered a run of familiar-sounding titles with distinctive twists. Boss Level deliriously re-imagined Groundhog Day as a balls-to-the-wall actioner, while Netflix’s Wheelman was set entirely in and around a car, Point Blank was a grungy buddy movie with Anthony Mackie along for the ride, and Netflix’s Wheelman was set entirely in and around a car. Copshop is WarParty’s most recent film, which Carnahan co-wrote and directed. Grillo and Butler share producing honors and portray the two principal roles, although the only genuine d*ck measuring takes place onscreen. Of course, I’m referring to it in a figurative sense.