Trailer: Olga Kurylenko Teams With Michael Rooker In ‘White Elephant’

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Over here at the Find Your Film podcast Eric Holmes and I are fans of director Jesse V. Johnson. I’d also like to think we have got Bruce Purkey on the Johnson train thanks to Avengement, Debt Collectors, and Hell Hath No Fury. The trailer to his latest feature White Elephant is now up. Michael Rooker, Bruce Wilis and Olga Kurylenko headline the actioner.

Michael Rooker as Gabriel Tancredi in the action film, WHITE ELEPHANT, a RLJE Films release. Photo courtesy of RLJE Films

Gabriel Tancredi (Michael Rooker) is an ex-marine turned mob enforcer who is ordered by his boss (Bruce Willis) to eliminate the cops who have witnessed an assassination attempt. The trailer shows Olga Kurylenko as a cop (I’m assuming she is one of the witnesses) who is being hunted down by the mob boss’ henchmen. Vadhir Derbez co-stars as one of Willis’ right hand men. John Malkovich rounds out the ensemble, and I’m hoping he gets his share of scenery chewing scenes in White Elephant.

Olga Kurylenko as Vanessa Flynn in the action film, WHITE ELEPHANT, a RLJE Films release. Photo courtesy of RLJE Films

“I absolutely love Olga Kurylenko,” said director and co-writer Jesse V. Johnson. “I am so in awe of her ability. She came out, it was very last minute. She was prepped and ready to go. She threw herself into the physical aspects of this film. It’s a lot of tough guys. You have Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Michael Rooker is playing the lead.”

Olga Kurylenko as Vanessa Flynn in the action film, WHITE ELEPHANT, a RLJE Films release. Photo courtesy of RLJE Films

“These are all grizzled, tough nuts and they have a particular way of working,” said Johnson. “Olga holds her own with no problem whatsoever. She is brilliant. I am in awe of her ability. She looks incredible on camera. She’ll walk on set and people don’t know this – the moment she turns it on, it’s like a light inside her . . .  When you work with that type of talent you don’t want to work with anyone else.”

Running at 89 minutes, White Elephant is co-penned by Johnson and Erik Martinez. Check out the trailer to the feature and tell us what you think!! The video below starts with the trailer and then Johnson’s comments kick in at the 1:45 mark.

White Elephant hits theaters and will stream on AMC+ on June 3.

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