It’s become painfully obvious that Hulu is not playing around with regard to landing the U.S. distribution rights to Joe Carnahan’s action sci-fi film BOSS LEVEL starring Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts, Mel Gibson, Will Sasso, Ken Jeong, Annabelle Wallis, and Michelle Yeoh. How do I know? Well, word has just reached the bullpen that the streamer has struck an eight-figure deal for the upcoming film, which will debut as a Hulu Original in 2021.
According to the film’s description, BOSS LEVEL finds Frank Grillo starring as former special forces agent Roy Pulver, who is trapped in a time loop that constantly repeats the day of his murder. Pulver manages to uncover clues about a secret government project that could unlock the mystery behind his death but must find Colonel Ventor (Gibson), the head of the government program while outrunning assassins determined to keep him from the truth and save his wife (Watts).
Originally, BOSS LEVEL was sold to Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios in early 2018 but the deal was never finalized. After the deal fell through, BOSS LEVEL was granted a special screening at the Arclight Cinemas in Los Angeles in February, where it played for a select few as part of an effort to get industry folks talking. Shortly thereafter, Highland sold the film overseas, with a buyer for the U.S. market still to come. Now, Hulu has arrived as the wallet in shining armor for the $45-budgeted film and will stream the movie exclusively for its customers.