Mickey Rourke has taken a step back from starring in action films, but that doesn’t mean that he’s given up on playing action-driven character. In his latest film “Ashby,” the comedy feel doesn’t take away from Rourke’s character’s assassin past, which creeps into the present.
In the film, Ed Wallis (Nat Wolff) is the awkward new guy in town that lives with his single mom. Ed decides that playing high school football would be a good way to befriend people, but his sole new friend Eloise (Emma Roberts) finds that to be an odd move. When Ed gets a school assignment to write an essay about someone from an older generation, he strikes up a friendship with his neighbor, Ashby Holt (Rourke). Ashby believes in tough love, and although its an adjustment, Ed learns important lessons from Ashby, who happens to be a former CIA assassin.
“Ashby” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and will be in theaters and On Demand on September 25. Check out the trailer above.