There have been countless “Romeo & Juliet” reimaginings over the years. Time to add one more to the list — “Die in a Gunfight.” Similar to the classic William Shakespeare story, this one involves weapons and families with a deadly grudge.
This time, the star-crossed lovers in question are Ben and Mary, two old flames that happened to find their way back to each other. But the catch is that their fathers are life-long nemeses. Hitmen, corporate corruption, love, jealousy, revenge, and lust all get in the way of Ben and Mary’s relationship. If “Die in a Gunfight” is anything like its source material, things aren’t bound to end well for the couple.
Alexandra Daddario (“Baywatch“), Diego Boneta (“Rock of Ages“), Justin Chatwin (“Shameless“), Wade Allain-Marcus (“Insecure“), Billy Crudup (“Almost Famous“), Emmanuelle Chriqui (“You Don’t Mess with the Zohan“), and Travis Fimmel (“Lean on Pete“) star in “Die in a Gunfight.” Here’s a look at the upcoming movie’s official summary:
In Die in a Gunfight, Mary (Alexandra Daddario) and Ben (Diego Boneta) are the star-crossed black sheep of two powerful families engaged in a centuries-long feud – and they’re about to reignite an affair after many years apart. Their forbidden love will trigger the dominoes that will draw in Mukul (Wade Allain-Marcus), Ben’s best friend, who owes him a life debt; Terrence (Justin Chatwin), Mary’s would-be protector-turned-stalker; Wayne (Travis Fimmel), an Aussie hitman with an open mind and a code of ethics; and his free-spirited girlfriend, Barbie (Emmanuelle Chriqui). As fists and bullets fly, it becomes clear that violent delights will have violent ends.
Directed by Collin Schiffli, “Die in a Gunfight” drops On-demand and in theaters on July 16. Take a look at the first trailer below.