Hover over Chris Hemsworth, there’s a new superhero in town. You better call Saul star Bob Odenkirk shared some behind-the-scenes footage of getting into action hero form for the upcoming thriller No one and it begs the questions, Chris Hemsworth who? While the actor didn’t have to come in the same kind of aesthetically pleasing form as Marvel’s Chris’ Hemsworth, Pine and Evans, Odenkirk had to physically push himself to conform to the ‘very different’ character he’s playing in No one
“I had to get a lot of training to play the part. So I got in pretty good shape … for a 58-year-old dad who was a comedy writer for 25 years and didn’t work at all.”
Bob Odenkirk managed to get fit by exercising with John Wick stunt actor Daniel Bernhardt, and completing a workout that included circuit training, boxing, cycling, and a slew of bodyweight squats. While Odenkirk may not look much different at a glance, the results are more than evident in footage from No one, where the Breaking Bad star who confidently dispatches multiple attackers.
No one centers on Odenkirk as Hutch Mansell, an underrated and overlooked father and husband, who takes the humiliation of life on the chin and never pushes it back. A nobody. When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch refuses to defend himself or his family, hoping to avoid serious violence. His teenage son Blake is disappointed with him and his wife, Becca only seems to be moving further away. The aftermath of the incident matches Hutch’s long simmering rage, instilling dormant instincts and propelling him down a relentless path that will uncover dark secrets and deadly abilities. In a barrage of fists, gunshots and screeching tires, Hutch must save his family from a dangerous adversary – and ensure that he will never be underestimated like no one again.
It’s no wonder the actor worked so hard for it No oneas the idea for the story was inspired by real life events following his experience of multiple burglaries. ‘I think I handled them right, but you can’t help but wish you had done more,’ he shared. “I thought I would just work with that dark energy to see if there was a story.”
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ilya Naishuller (Hardcore Henry), from a script by Derek Kolstad, the narrative architect of the John Wick franchise, No one starring legendary Emmy winner Christopher Lloyd as Hutch’s father and multi-paired musician-actor RZA as Hutch’s brother, whose own hidden talents help Hutch in his quest for revenge. The rest of the supporting cast includes Connie Nielsen as Becca Mansell, Hutch’s wife, Aleksei Serebryakov as Carnegie, a Russian drug lord who plans to kill Hutch and his family, Gage Munroe as Blake Mansell, Hutch’s son, and Paisley Cadorath as Sammy. Mansell, Hutch’s daughter.
The movie has quite a bit of action movie pedigree behind it, with Kelly McCormick and David Leitch, the filmmakers of Fast & Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde on board as producers. No one is scheduled to be released in theaters by Universal Pictures in the United States on April 12, 2020. This comes to us thanks to Men’s Health.