Austin Amelio Joins Richard Linklater’s ‘Hitman’ – The Hollywood Reporter

The Walking Dead Actor Austin Amelio has jumped into Richard Linklater’s action comedy Hitman.

Amelio will appear in the film, based on true events, opposite Adria Arjona and Glenn Powell, who plays a Houston cop who goes undercover as a wanted hitman. Amelio, a pro skateboarder, is a series regular on AMC Fear of the Walking Dead And recently appeared in an indie drama Phyllis, silencedNow in post production.

On the film side, Amelio previously starred as Nesbitt in Linklater’s Annapurna/Paramount. Everyone wants some, And Terrence Malick among them Song to song Opposite Ryan Gosling. Additional credits include Ryan Buffas apples and oranges, By Jeremy Mohler Love Radio and Tony Costello’s Lost nights.

Director Linklater is known for such films Childhood, amazement and confusion And recently Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood. Linklater and Powell co-wrote the script Hitman Adapted by AGC Studios from an original Texas Monthly article from 2001 by Skip Hollandsworth.

The story depicts Gary Johnson, a successful undercover cop in Texas who tries to recruit people into his services as a professional killer. More than 60 Houston-area residents recruited a partner or boss they wanted to shoot, stab, stab, poison or choke Johnson to death.

Amelio is repped by UTA and attorney Greg Slevet.

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