Universal Pictures has released a behind-the-scenes featurette for Ilya Naishuller’s upcoming action-thriller Nobody, giving highlight to Bob Odenkirk’s transformation into becoming an action star. The video features Odenkirk as he details the rigorous process he went through to prepare for his role as Hutch Mansell. Describing it as a personal challenge, the Emmy-winning actor started his stunt training in 2017 with the guidance of Fight Coordinator Daniel Bernhardt. Check out the Nobody featurette in the player below!
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the film has been rescheduled a few times before finally landing its current March 26, 2021 release. The March 26 release date will see the David Leitch-produced film going up against a high profile project in form of Warner Bros.’ Godzilla vs. Kong.
Bob Odenkirk 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 , is disappointed in him and his wife, Becca, 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 —and ensure that he will never be underestimated as a nobody again.
Nobody stars Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman), Gage Munroe (The Shack) and Russian actor Aleksey Serebryakov (Amazon’s McMafia). It will also feature Emmy winner Christopher Lloyd and multi-hyphenate musician-actor RZA.
Nobody is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ilya Naishuller (Hardcore Henry), from a script by Derek Kolstad, the narrative architect of the John Wick franchise. The film is produced by Kelly McCormick and David Leitch, the filmmakers of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Deadpool 2, and Atomic Blonde, for their company 87North, by Braden Aftergood (Hell or High Water, Wind River) for his Eighty Two Films, and by Bob Odenkirk and Marc Provissiero (Hulu’s PEN15) for Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment. The film is executive produced by Derek Kolstad, Marc S. Fischer, and Tobey Maguire.