Prime-Video - Jackpot  : A Thrilling Trailer for Upcoming Action Comedy Starring John Cena, Awkwafina, and Simu Liu

By Mulder, 02 july 2024

Prime Video has created quite a buzz with the release of the trailer for its upcoming original film Jackpot, slated to premiere on August 15, 2024. Directed by Paul Feig and penned by Rob Yescombe, this innovative action comedy uniquely blends high-stakes adventure with humor, promising a narrative that is both thrilling and distinctive.

The film sets its stage in a near-future California, where a Grand Lottery offers a multi-billion dollar prize, but with a deadly twist: anyone can kill the lottery winner before sundown to claim the jackpot. At the heart of this chaotic scenario is Katie Kim, portrayed by Awkwafina, who inadvertently becomes the lottery winner after moving to Los Angeles. As she becomes the target of numerous jackpot hunters, her survival hinges on the unlikely alliance she forms with Noel Cassidy, an amateur lottery protection agent played by John Cena. Noel's mission is to protect Katie until sundown, all while facing the relentless threat posed by his rival, Louis Lewis, portrayed by Simu Liu, who is equally determined to claim the prize​.

Jackpot features an impressive cast, including John Cena, Awkwafina, and Simu Liu, supported by Seann William Scott, Ayden Mayeri, Dolly de Leon, and Donald Elise Watkins. The film's production team comprises notable figures such as Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Paul Feig, and Laura Fischer, with the project being developed under the banners of Roth/Kirschenbaum Films and Feigco Entertainment. The captivating visuals of the film are the work of renowned cinematographer John Schwartzman, adding a dynamic visual layer to the gripping narrative​.

The development of Jackpot began in March 2023 at Amazon Studios, quickly progressing into production. Initially titled Grand Death Lotto, the project swiftly gathered momentum, with principal photography taking place in Atlanta. The cast expanded later in March with the addition of various actors, enhancing the film's depth and diversity​.

The newly released trailer offers a sneak peek into the high-energy, suspense-filled journey that Katie and Noel embark on. It is packed with thrilling action sequences and comedic moments, providing a glimpse of the unique premise of survival and greed that underpins the film. The trailer underscores the film’s blend of action, comedy, and drama, making it an enthralling experience for viewers​.

Jackpot is poised to be one of the standout films of the summer, offering a mix of suspense, laughs, and high-octane action. With its August 15 release on Prime Video, the film promises to deliver an unforgettable cinematic experience, exploring themes of survival, greed, and the lengths to which people will go when unimaginable wealth is on the line​.

Synopsis : 
In the very near future, a major lottery has been set up in an economically troubled California. The only catch? You have to kill the winner before sunset to legally claim your prize.

Directed by Paul Feig
Written by Rob Yescombe
Produced by Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Paul Feig, Laura Fischer
Starring  John Cena, Awkwafina, Simu Liu, Seann William Scott
Cinematography : John Schwartzman
Production companies : Roth/Kirschenbaum Films, Feigco Entertainment
Distributed by Amazon MGM Studios
Release date : August 15, 2024

Photos : Copyright Amazon MGM Studios