New Bruce Willis Film ‘Red 2′ Takes Shots At Obama & NSA

New Bruce Willis Film ‘Red 2′ Takes Shots At Obama & NSA

If you thought the NSA’s surveillance technology revealed by Edward Snowden seemed like something out of a espionage thriller, you weren’t alone. The trailer for Red 2—a Bruce Willis/Helen Mirren caper about an international spy squad—incorporates Obama’s June 19 press conference about the surveillance programs into footage of the film.

“I want to make it clear: nobody is listening to your telephone calls,” Obama says over ringing phones, and then, over quick clips of exploding cars and Mirren firing guns with both hands: “The people involved in national security take this work very seriously.”

RED 2 is an upcoming 2013 American action comedy film and sequel to the 2010 film RED, which was inspired by the limited comic book series of the same name created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, and published by the DC Comics imprint Homage. The film stars Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lee Byung-hun, Anthony Hopkins, and Helen Mirren, with Dean Parisot directing a screenplay by Jon and Erich Hoeber. RED 2 is scheduled to be released on July 19, 2013.
The Plot:
While trying to lead a normal life, Frank is notified that Interpol is hunting for him. When he tries to clear his name, he is told of a Cold War project to sneak a nuclear weapon into Russia, and that it may have been assembled and activated. In order to successfully defuse it, he is reacquainted with the man who helped set up the project (who has been confined to a mental hospital) and finds himself hunted by Victoria (who has apparently left retirement) and one of the best assassins in the business. It doesn’t help that he is also reunited with an old flame who is eager to rekindle their relationship…
Casting:

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Theatrical release poster