Summer has always been the season for action movies, but “Mercy” is notable for featuring a female lead as its action hero.
Leah Gibson plays Captain Michelle Miller, a veteran doctor who finds herself relying on her past training, tactical skills and cool head when she realizes no one but she can save the hospital at which she works, which has been taken over by the Irish mafia.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Jon Voight round out the cast as a father and son duo who arrive at the hospital to retrieve their relative Ryan, who’s been taken to the hospital for treatment after being shot.
Miller finds herself, and her hospital, trapped between two warring factions as Voight and Rhys Meyers fight against people who want to destroy their family. The film is action-packed with gunfights, explosions and hand-to-hand combat.
Directed by Tony Dean Smith and produced by Paramount, the film is expected to have a theatrical release on May 19 and a video-on-demand run until June 2.
Also coming up is “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.” Directed by Guy Ritchie with Jerry Bruckheimer co-producing alongside Chad Oman, the film is expected to be a blockbuster. An all-star cast including Henry Cavill, Alan Ritchson, and Eisa Gonzalez increases the box office appeal and fan curiosity.
The wait is over, as Henry Cavill has treated audiences to a first look at his newest project by sharing photos to his more than 24 million followers on Instagram.