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Nobody is a new action thriller movie, with the popular actor, Bob Odenkirk, being the “nobody”.
Let’s find out more about the movie!
- Nobody is a 2021 American action thriller.
- The film was directed by Ilya Naishuller and written by Derek Kolstad.
- The film stars Bob Odenkirk, Connie Nielsen, RZA, and Christopher Lloyd.
- Nobody follows a man who helps a young woman on the bus being harassed by a gang of thugs, only to become the target of a vengeful drug lord.
- Odenkirk and David Leitch are among the film’s producers.
- Nobody was theatrically released in the United States on March 26, 2021, by Universal Pictures.
- The film has grossed $56 million worldwide.
- It has received generally positive reviews from critics.
- Critics praised the action and Odenkirk’s performance.
- In January 2018, it was announced Bob Odenkirk had joined the cast of the film, with Ilya Naishuller directing from a screenplay by Derek Kolstad.
- Odenkirk also served as a producer on the film, alongside David Leitch.
- Kolstad serves as an executive producer, along with Marc S. Fischer, Annie Marter and Tobey Maguire.
- STX Entertainment was set to distribute the film.
- In April 2019, Universal Pictures acquired distribution rights to the film from STX.
- In October 2019, Connie Nielsen and Christopher Lloyd joined the cast of the film.
- Principal photography began in Los Angeles in September 2019.
- Production resumed in Winnipeg, Canada, in October 2019.
- Filming lasted 34 days.
- Nobody was originally scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on August 14, 2020, by Universal Pictures.
- After being repeatedly rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film was ultimately released in theaters on March 26, 2021
- In March 2021, Derek Kolstad stated that there is potential for a crossover between the John Wick franchise and Nobody despite being made by Lionsgate and Universal, respectively.
- Both were created by Kolstad and produced by Leitch who is married to Nobody co-producer Kelly McCormick.
- It would be done in a small and subtle, Easter egg-reference manner, not as a franchise or cinematic universe.
- Later that month, director Ilya Naishuller commented on the potential crossover, noting that different studios made the respective films, “That’s all I’ll say. I mean, everything’s possible. Stranger things have definitely happened, but… yeah.”
- In June 2021, it was revealed that Kolstad was in the process of writing the sequel, although it has yet to be green lit by the studio.
- Based on an idea by Bob Odenkirk, who dealt with a home invasion himself by trapping the trespassers in the basement. He was frustrated with how the authorities dealt with the situation and had thought about how he would take the matter into his own hands if he “was a badass.”
- In an interview leading up to the film’s release, star Bob Odenkirk stated he trained for two years in preparation for his role.
- It was apparently pretty difficult to find a kitten that would sit quietly inside Bob Odenkirk’s jacket.
- Bob Odenkirk himself has had two break-ins occur at his own home, “one of which was extremely traumatic for my family.” He had his own complicated and difficult feelings on the subject and brought those into the conversation regarding the shaping of this story and character. “You always wish you’d done more.”
- The tattoo 2 over 7 on Hutch’s arm means death.
- Bob Odenkirk’s physical training lasted two years in the lead-up to making this film.
- Also, he recalls sharing his intentions with an actor (whom he likes but won’t name) only to have the man reply “Why are you training? They have guys who do the fighting for you.” He’s understandably proud of his work here adding that “I had so much fun doing the fight sequences.”
- The biggest argument on set was regarding the addition of parmesan atop the lasagna. Connie Nielsen was adamantly opposed
- The Russian song that Yulian sings in the club with a lady dressed in red is Buhgalter (by Kombinaciya). A direct translation of the song’s name is Accountant, and hence it refers to Hutch’s current job
- Ilya Naishuller ran some of the script ideas by a Russian mobster “friend” including the Russian gangsters and their Obshak, and he confirmed how authentic and close to reality it all was.
- Daniel Bernhardt plays one of the bus goons, but he’s also the one who helped train Bob Odenkirk to fight.
- They only had RZA for four days including rehearsal, but he slipped easily into the action sequences. “He’s seen more action movies than I have,” says Ilya Naishuller, “which is rare.”
- The story originally started with the break-in, but they added the opening montage early on to help set Hutch as a man feeling trapped in the mundane cycle of suburban family life.
- Bob Odenkirk suggested his character should wear lots of blue because his mother saw and enjoyed his work in The Post (2017) but added that she didn’t believe his eyes are as blue as they look in the film. He says his eyes pop while wearing blue and wanted that same effect for this film.
- They shot a non-cigarette version of the police station interrogation room in case of any locales where such imagery might hurt their distribution.
- The film has had its release date changed four times due to COVID-19.
- Ilya Naishuller cameos as the younger of the two Russians sent to kill David at the retirement home. “My first Hollywood part.” he stated.
- Bob Odenkirk did almost all of his own stunts, and fight scenes used long cuts to show that it was him doing the moves and not a double.
- Bob Odenkirk and Christopher Lloyd share a birthday: October 22nd.
- It was Billy MacLellan’s idea to give Hutch a little slap after giving him the gun, but he was afraid to suggest it to Bob Odenkirk and instead sought approval from Ilya Naishuller.
- Christopher Lloyd nearly dropped out of the film due to irritable bowel syndrome.
- Christopher Lloyd using “Do svidanya” as a Pre-Mortem One-Liner in this film when he was previously on the receiving end in the movie Anastasia (1997).
- The director’s wife Darya Charusha also appears briefly, playing Yulian’s henchwoman.
- The firearms that Hutch uses are a: Pre Colt M1911A1, Smith & Wesson Model 36, IMI Mini Uzi, FN FNP-45.
- The main poster of the movie is a nod to the poster of John Wick (2014).
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