Wild Target follows the three big stars as they attempt to escape death at the hands of numerous underground criminals — all with hilarious results. The film is a remake of the 1993 French film Cible Emouvante.
Victor Maynard (Bill Nighy) is an assassin who normally works alone. His penchant for solitary work is put to an end when he falls in love with his latest hit, Rose (Emily Blunt). His decision to spare Rose’s life leads to him acquiring an underling whom he takes under his wing.
Tony (Rupert Grint) believes that Victor is a private detective and on the legitimate side of the law. Soon enough, Tony realizes what Victor really does for a living. Grint’s performance should establish him for some good work post-Harry Potter.
Wild Target is from director Jonathan Lynn (The Whole Nine Yards) and also features one of our favorite UK actors, Rupert Everett (My Best Friend’s Wedding).