December 22, 2014
by Dn Sinacola.
Danny Glover is, despite what he’s popularly proclaimed, not getting too old for this shit. From pulpy moral tales with Nicolas Cage (the obscenely hilarious Rage), to feel-good romances (Beyond the Lights), to goofy old-guy, old-fashioned action flicks co-starring an equally creaky Danny Trejo (Bad Asses)—these movies he’s made only in 2014—the 68-year-old actor has had roles in over 20 films in the last five years, give or take a cameo. That’s a lot of work, and considering how often he splits his acting time with assorted activist/humanitarian efforts, anything in which Danny Glover makes an appearance will undoubtedly be worth your time, if at least to have the chance to determine if the man is possibly a cyborg or a Highlander or something.
His latest is Supremacy, a drama from director Deon Taylor in which Glover plays the only-surnamed Mr. Walker, an ex-con who, “using his understanding of the racist mind,” must thwart recent parolee Tully (Joe Anderson), who’s taken Mr. Walker’s family hostage. Because Tully killed a black cop on accident. Because Tully’s a member of the Aryan Nation. So pretty much the whole situation’s messed up.
Supremacy hits VOD and theaters at the end of January, but if you happen to dig grizzled potboilers brimming with political portent, take a look at this exclusive clip from the film to hold you over.
Head’s up: it’s not pretty, and definitely not safe for work.
Starring: Joe Anderson, Dawn Olivieri, Derek Luke, Evan Ross, Lela Rochon, Anson Mount…and Danny Glover
Director: Deon Taylor
Release Date: January 30, 2015
Tully (Joe Anderson, A Single Shot, Hercules) just got paroled. But his first night out could be his last. He just killed a cop. And no one’s gonna listen to an ex-con with the Aryan Nation. His leader (Anson Mount) just cut him loose, and as the police close in, Tully and his girlfriend (Dawn Olivieri) add home invasion and hostages to the body count. But no one counted on Mr. Walker (Danny Glover), an ex-con himself, to fight back—using his understanding of the racist mind to turn the tables on a desperate and violent man. Will it be enough to keep his family alive?