The film stars Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight, and Rebecca Budig. Courtney Solomon directs from a screenplay by Gregg Maxwell Parker and Sean Finegan.
The film synopsis from Warner Brothers:
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.
Entertainment Weekly just might have the best way of describing the upcoming film: “one-third Taken, one-third The Fast and the Furious, and one-third Selena Gomez in a baseball cap.”
It’s another adult row from Gomez, who started breaking out of her Disney shell with the release of Spring Breakers earlier this year. Brent, to me, feels like a mix of Ryan Gosling’s character in Drive and, of course, Liam Neeson’s character in Taken. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not. Hawke has had a busy year at the box office.