When will Glen Powell’s new film Hit Man be released on Netflix?

Richard Linklater directs an unbelievable real-life story

Glen Powell as Gary Johnson in Hit Man
Glen Powell as Gary Johnson in Hit Man. (Netflix)

Glen Powell stars in Hit Man, a new Netflix action rom-com that’s based on a wild true story and brought to screens with the help of School of Rock director Richard Linklater.

The movie not only stars the Anyone But You breakout actor but was penned by him too, with Powell co-writing the film’s screenplay alongside Linklater based on real events that were captured in a local Texas magazine article.

With online buzz calling it a good time all round, here’s everything we know about Hit Man including its plot, cast, trailers and when you can expect to see it for yourself.

When will Hit Man be released on Netflix?

Hit Man will strike select cinemas on Friday 24, May before hitting Netflix on Friday, 7 June.

The film received its official debut in September 2023 at the Venice Film Festival with many outlets laying on the praise. As such, expectations for Linklater’s latest are high.

Is there a trailer for Hit Man?

We got our first glimpse of Linklater and Powell’s Hit Man in April 2024, with a debut trailer that painted the picture of a bizarre true story involving a man who spends his days pretending to be a hired killer.

Like any crazy scheme, things were going well… until they weren’t.

Watch it below:

What is the plot of Hit Man?

Austin Amelio, Sanjay Rao and Retta in Hit Man
Austin Amelio, Sanjay Rao and Retta co-star in the film. (Netflix)

Hit Man follows the true story of a man who spends his days as a mild-mannered professor and his nights pretending to be a fake hired killer.

As the movie’s succinct synopsis explains: “He meets his match in a client who steals his heart and ignites a powder keg of deception, delight, and mixed-up identities.”

The plot was inspired by a story written under the same title which ran in the magazine Texas Monthly and was penned by writer and journalist Skip Hollandsworth. It followed the exploits of real-life fake hit man Gary Johnson, a so-called ‘professional killer’ who was secretly working for the authorities.

According to Linklater, it’s a movie about “identity and self and passion. But on a plot level, it’s just a guy who gets in a little too deep. His passions lead him in a direction where he’s deceiving someone he’s in love with, and being someone else. They have to deal with those repercussions.”

Who is in the Hit Man cast?

Glen Powell, Adria Arjona and Richard Linklater on the set of Hit Man
Glen Powell co-wrote the script with director Richard Linklater. (Netflix)

Powell stars as the movie’s titular Hit Man Gary Johnson with Andor’s Adria Arjona starring as Maddy Masters, his mysterious love interest who lures Gary into a dark and dangerous world of real-life crime.

Parks and Recreation’s Retta co-stars as a police officer who works with Gary, alongside The Walking Dead’s ​​Austin Amelio who plays another undercover cop.

Sanjay Rao, Evan Holtzman, Molly Bernard and Mike Markoff will also appear.

Hitman will be released on Netflix on 7 June