It’s been 17 years since Jennifer Garner first played Sydney Bristol in the espionage series Alias (2001-2006).
The seasoned actress, who’s starred in films like romantic comedy Ghost of Girlfriends Past (2009) and the more recent drama Love, Simon (2018), has come full-circle and is making her return to the action genre. Garner is set to star in the thriller Peppermint, which revolves around a young mother on a mission for revenge.
Just yesterday (May 30) the poster for the film was released, and it’s definitely eye-catching:
— Peppermint (@PeppermintMovie) May 30, 2018
So, what’s actually going on here? Garner plays Riley North, who wakes up from a coma to learn her husband and daughter have been killed during a brutal attack on their family. She turns to the law, but receives little help. As stated in the poster, “The system failed,” so she decides to take matters into her own hands — because “she won’t.”
According to the film’s description, North goes into hiding and emerges five years later as an unstoppable urban vigilante.
The official trailer hasn’t been released online, but Entertainment Tonight shared a clip:
Her plan sounds pretty clear-cut: “I will kill every one of you,” she says into the phone. She does not mince words.
This reminds us of the scene from Taken when Liam Neeson delivers his memorable phone speech, ending with, “I will look for you. I will find you. And I will kill you.”
And, there may be a reason for that. Taken director Pierre Morel is at the helm of this revenge thriller. Possibly there is a little spillover with directions?
If you need a reminder, here’s the Taken scene we’re referring to:
And, of course, we can’t leave out this Graham Norton Show spin on the threatening quote:
Peppermint is set to hit theaters on September 7.
Who did the phone speech better?