Sunday, February 23, 2020
Home Movies Frank Grillo and Morgan Freeman to Star in Action Film Panama

Frank Grillo and Morgan Freeman to Star in Action Film Panama


Highland Film Group announced today that Frank Grillo (Captain America, the Purge franchises, Kingdom and Point Blank) and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman (Angel Has Fallen, Million Dollar Baby, Shawshank Redemption, Invictus) have signed on to star in Daniel Adams’ Panama.

The action film was penned by Adams and William R. Barber and will be produced by Michelle Chydzik Sowa and Michelle Reihel, with Barber also serving as executive producer. Highland Film Group will handle worldwide sales, which will launch at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

The film is inspired by true events. In wild 1989 Panama, James Becker (Grillo), a rugged, decorated ex-marine, is sent undercover by his former commander Stark (Freeman) to execute a high-value deal with untrustworthy adversaries. While navigating through the chaos of the local civil war, Becker must fight assassins, court femmes fatales and negotiate with the enemy in order to complete his mission. With Stark always by his side, Becker perseveres against all odds in hopes of making it home alive. Principal photography is set to commence in November.

Grillo’s credits include the Captain America and Purge franchises, the television show Kingdom, the documentary Fight World, Wolf Warrior 2, The Grey, Warrior and Zero Dark Thirty. Freeman won an Academy Award for his performance in Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby, and is known for countless other roles, including Invictus, The Shawshank Redemption, Driving Miss Daisy, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Now You See Me, Lucy, The LEGO Movie, Oblivion, The Dark Knight Rises, and many more. He stars in the third installment of the Olympus Has Fallen trilogy, Angel Has Fallen, which is currently in theaters.

Adams is a writer/director best known for his work on the Richard Dreyfuss, Bruce Dern, Mamie Gummer and Blythe Danner starrer The Lightkeepers; The Golden Boys starring Bruce Dern and David Carradine, and most recently Gabriel Byrne and Kiersey Clemons’ An L.A. Minute.

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links through which we earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase, at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter!

Receive all the latest news, offers and special announcements.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Mirko Parlevliet
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.


Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege Trailer from Toy Fair!

Netflix and Hasbro have released the New York Toy Fair trailer for new original anime series Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege, coming soon to...

Joel Edgerton and Sean Harris to Star in The Unknown Man

Golden Globe-nominated actor Joel Edgerton (Loving, Boy Erased) and Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, The King) are set to star in thriller...

Secret Westworld 3 Trailer Discovered on Viral Site

In addition to the official Westworld 3 trailer from a few days ago (watch towards the bottom of this page), a secret trailer has also...