Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for director Courtney Solomon‘s (Dungeons & Dragons) thriller Getaway. The film stars Ethan Hawke as a former race car driver who commandeers a Shelby Cobra Mustang and is saddled with a young hacker (Selena Gomez) in a race against time to save his wife from a mysterious kidnapper. Jon Voight puts on a pretty terrible accent as the film’s villain, and the seemingly chemistry-less team up of Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez is, well, unfortunate. The saving grace of the film looks to be its car chase sequences, which actually appear to be well staged and interesting, but the question remains whether we’ll actually care about the characters enough to be invested in said sequences.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Rebecca Budig and Bruce Payne. Getaway opens on August 30th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Getaway:
Getaway is the gritty, heart-pounding action thriller from Warner Bros. Pictures and Dark Castle Entertainment in which former race car driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is pitted against the clock. Desperately trying to save the life of his kidnapped wife, Brent commandeers a custom Shelby Cobra Mustang, taking it and its unwitting owner (Selena Gomez) on a high-speed race against time, at the command of the mysterious villain holding his wife hostage.