In a new teaser for Little Dixie, Frank Grillo (Avengers: Endgame), who previously played the patriarch of the Lamborghini family in Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend, portrays a disturbed former special forces operative who is attempting to protect his daughter. The latest gritty action-thriller from Candyland filmmaker John Swab puts Grillo in a pickle when a deal between a dangerous drug kingpin and a dishonest governor goes awry, putting his family in peril. Little Dixie (Sofia Bryant), his small daughter and the one remaining source of hope in his life, is something he would stop at nothing to preserve.
The trailer features a tense atmosphere throughout thanks to some menacing background music, especially when governor Richard Jeffs (Eric Dane) and drug kingpin Raphael “Cuco” Prado (Beau Knapp) get ready for their encounter. An accord is supposed to be facilitated by Grillo’s Doc Alexander, but when the cops arrive, everything falls apart. The governor seems to have put this up to destroy the cartel. The fact that Jeffs draws Doc into the conflict and makes him a target after failing to mediate a fair settlement between the parties is even worse for Doc. Now that the scary Cuco is hunting his family, Doc’s life is going to be a living nightmare based on his ruthless, methodical approach.
As Doc tells the cartel to keep away from his daughter lest he uses his unique set of talents to take them out, the trailer enters Taken territory. That warning is disregarded by Cuco, who then abducts Little Dixie to make a point. It sets up a decisive confrontation in which the distraught Doc will use every weapon at his disposal to defend the one thing in his life that is worth protecting to win back his daughter. It appears that in his pursuit of vengeance, he will go to the same savage lengths, culminating in a chainsaw rev.
In his feature films, Grillo gradually develops into a Swab’s favorite. Their third collaboration, Little Dixie, is followed by a fourth, One Day as a Lion, a drama starring J.K. Simmons. The MCU actor also starred in Ida Red and Body Brokers, two of Swab’s previous productions.
On February 3, 2023, Little Dixie will be accessible digitally and on demand. View the trailer down below: