Netflix are constantly looking to expand their original content, not just with their excellent TV series but also their movie library, and helped in part by the magic of mathematics as their algorithms scour the streaming service to determine what their viewers watch most – which is how we ended up with their Adam Sandler deal. And now Kevin James. Kevin James. What have you people been watching?!
Anyway, The True Memoirs of an International Assassin is not only the longest movie title I’ve ever had to type, but also the upcoming action-comedy starring Kevin James as an accidentally-published author mistaken for an assassin.
The official plot synopsis is as follows:
The action comedy stars Kevin James as Sam Larson, a mild-mannered would-be author who gets mistaken for a killer-for-hire when his fictional novel about an international assassin is published as a true story. When the book is a huge success, he is suddenly kidnapped, taken out of the country, and forced into an assassination plot.
I’m predisposed towards not liking this because I can’t stand
Bland Blands Kevin James, but I’ll grudgingly concede that this doesn’t look too bad. This style of movie works for his regular bumbling-everyman shtick, the jokes look fairly decent, and the female lead – Zulay Henao – looks pretty damn badass. So colour me surprised.
Maybe a good choice for when it’s late at night, you’ve had a few, and can’t think of anything you’d like to watch? What do you think?
The True Memoirs of an International Assassin is due to go live on Netflix on 11 November. Directed by Jeff Wadlow, with the script by Jeff Morris, it stars Kevin James, Zulay Henao, Maurice Compte, Kim Coates and Andy Garcia.
Last Updated: September 30, 2016