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When Copshop star Frank Grillo slammed makers for chopping off his ‘colourful’ part from final cut - Find out

Frank Grillo play the co-leader opposite Gerard Butler in the Copshop that is all set to hit Lionsgate Play soon. 

When Copshop star Frank Grillo slammed makers for chopping off his ‘colourful’ part from final cut - Find out
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Last Updated: 03.27 PM, May 15, 2024


Filmmakers and actors disowning their movies is not a new thing. Over the years, we have seen many artists do this due to various reasons, and they have left us shocked nonetheless. Lionsgate Play in India is about to release a movie that saw the light of the day on the big screen back in 2021. The movie was a perfect blend for the big screen before release, with a star as massive as Gerard Butler being the face of it alongside action star Frank Grillo and a cast that left many excited. But did you know the behind-the-scenes chaos that went into the movie and that it did travel to the post-release world too, with Grillo accusing a third party of chopping off his part from the movie? Read on to know everything you should about it.

Frank Grillo Was Upset With Copshop Final Cut

Frank Grillo, after the release of the movie and receiving a lukewarm critic response, couldn't hold himself back from voicing his experience with the behind-the-scenes politics of Copshop. The actor was quick to take it to Instagram where he laid it all out. He was in support of Joe Carnahan, the director, and he was very sure that the cut that made it to the theaters was not the one that he had submitted with his partner Joe. Read on to know everything that the actor said.


Via Indie Wire, Copshop star Frank Grillo wrote, “Although I support all films me and my partner, Joe Carnahan, make, I’m not very pleased with how my performance was cut. Without detail, I’ll say I gave a much more 3-dimensional take that was very colorful and very well planned out. Needless to say, that’s not what ended up in the film.”

“As a result, I’m getting a bit beat up by critics. That makes me fucking mad. But there’s not a thing I can do except smile and wave. I will say this…The cut my boy, brother, and partner, Joe Carnahan, made had my performance intact. Unfortunately, our cut was passed over for this cut. That’s fine. It happens. 'Copshop' is a good movie and I’m very proud of what we did. But the day I take the brunt for someone else’s bullshit will be the day I quit acting. I love what I do and put my soul into every role. So, when I read critics go at me for a character that was castrated by someone other than my director I take great offense,” Frank Grillo added.

About Copshop:

The competition between two criminals, Copshop is a game of cat and mouse. A con artist is hiding from an assassin in a small prison but cannot be safe there for long. The assassin finds his way into the prison and is now on a mission to kill the con artist. Copshop will now stream on Lionsgate Play in India, and you can watch it with your OTTplay Premium subscription. Stay tuned to OTTplay for more information on this and everything else from the world of streaming and films.

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