Movie synopsis: Based on the cult D.C. Comics graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer, RED is an explosive action-comedy starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren. Frank (Bruce Willis), Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich) and Victoria (Helen Mirren) used to be the CIA’s top agents – but the secrets they know just made them the Agency’s top targets. Now framed for assassination, they must use all of their collective cunning, experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers and stay alive. To stop the operation, the team embarks on an impossible, cross-country mission to break into the top-secret CIA headquarters, where they will uncover one of the biggest conspiracies and cover-ups in government history.
The movie is based on the cult D.C. Comics graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer. Bruce Willis (Frank Moses) stars along with Morgan Freeman (Joe), John Malkovich (Marvin), Mary Louise Parker (Sarah), and Helen Mirren (Victoria).
Be sure to check out Warren Ellis’ 2009 blog post on the project. Money quote:
. . . I say to you once again:
Helen Mirren with a sniper rifle.
I mean, if you don’t want to see a film with Helen Mirren with a sniper rifle, I’m not sure I want to know you.