Okay, can we say that whatever good will Brad Anderson had from the (somewhat overrated) “The Machinist” has now officially evaporated? Since then, he’s delivered “Transsiberian” and “Vanishing On 7th Street,” but mostly worked in TV. And now he has teamed up with WWE (yes, the wrestling company) for “The Call” (formerly “The Hive“). And it’s a movie that looks so cheap, we’re surprised it’s getting a theatrical release.
The trailer has dropped today for the thriller, and while it features the talents of Halle Berry, it seems that she only took the job because she gets to sit in a chair for most of the movie. The actress plays a 911 operator who tries to atone for her mistake in getting a caller killed, by helping that kid from “Little Miss Sunshine” who is kidnapped by a maniac who can’t find a parking spot (or something). It’s basically two single-location movies rolled into one — the call center where Berry works, and the car where Breslin is. And oh yeah, there’s Michael Imperioli! Oh, but it looks like he dies.
“The Call” dials up theaters on March 15th.