By Creative MediaTimesJennifer Garner is a mom turned ass-kicking vigilante in the debut trailer for action thriller “Peppermint” from STXfilms.
“Corrupt judges. Dirty cops. What do I want? I want justice,” says Garner’s character Riley North in the trailer.
“Peppermint” looks like the long-overdue return to form for Garner, who played CIA officer Sydney Bristow in the ABC action thriller Alias, which was created by Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J. J. Abrams. Alias successfully aired from 2001 to 2006 and turned Garner into a star.
Garner looks in full action-mode here, and could easily give Liam Neeson a run for his money. Speaking of, “Peppermint” is directed by Pierre Morel, who helmed “Taken” which turned Neeson into a bona fire action star.
Also in the film are John Gallagher, John Ortiz, and Method Man. STX and Lakeshore Entertainment is set to release Peppermint on Sept. 7.
Here is the film’s official synopsis for:
“PEPPERMINT is an action thriller which tells the story of young mother Riley North (Garner) who awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system frustratingly shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerilla. Channeling her frustration into personal motivation, she spends years in hiding honing her mind, body and spirit to become an unstoppable force – eluding the underworld, the LAPD and the FBI- as she methodically delivers her personal brand of justice.”