Yes, that’s right, Bob Odenkirk is John Wick now. Or John Wick-like. It’s hard to imagine, but it’s true: The guy who made a name of himself on Mr. Show, who once auditioned to play Michael Scott on the U.S. Office, who broke out into the mainstream playing the schlubby lawyer on Breaking Bad, and who upped his game in the staggering spinoff Better Call Saul, that guy, can kick an ass. And he’s doing so in the new movie Nobody.
The first trailer for Nobody starts with Odenkirk acting how an Odenkirkian character might. During a break-in at his house, his patriarch character cowers, and lets the criminals get away. But flak from his son, his co-workers, and everyone in his orbit sets off a blaze of rage, provoking Odenkirk to break from the Odenkirkian way. In fact, he goes straight-up Death Wish. The action looks wild. Here’s the full synopsis:
Sometimes the man you don’t notice is the most dangerous of all. Emmy winner Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad) stars as Hutch Mansell, an underestimated and overlooked dad and husband, taking life’s indignities on the chin and never pushing back. A nobody.
When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch declines to defend himself or his family, hoping to prevent serious violence. His teenage son, Blake (Gage Munroe, The Shack), is disappointed in him and his wife, Becca (Connie Nielsen, Wonder Woman), seems to pull only further away.
The aftermath of the incident strikes a match to Hutch’s long-simmering rage, triggering dormant instincts and propelling him on a brutal path that will surface dark secrets and lethal skills. In a barrage of fists, gunfire, and squealing tires, Hutch must save his family from a dangerous adversary (famed Russian actor Aleksey Serebryakov, Amazon’s McMafia)-and ensure that he will never be underestimated as a nobody again.
Nobody was directed by Ilya Naishuller, who made the mind-grating first-person movie Hardcore Henry, but who clearly had chops to go on to greater (and bigger-budgeted) action things. The script comes from Derek Kolstad, the brains behind the John Wick movies, and calls Kelly McCormick and David Leitch, the duo behind Hobbs & Shaw, Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde, and the original John Wick, as producers.
The film is currently slated for release on Feb. 19, 2021.