Between Alias, Daredevil, Elektra, and several other films and TV shows of the 2000s, Jennifer Garner handily established herself as one of the leading authorities on badass women in pop culture. That said, it's been a decade or so since she last delved into the action genre, with her return now marked by the launch of the upcoming release of her new film, Peppermint. We recently had a chance to ask Garner why she opted to get back into the game with this specific movie, and she explained how a significant portion of her decision was due to the involvement of Pierre Morel. Garner said:
It's no secret that Taken remains one of the most iconic action movies of the last decade, so Pierre Morel was a massive sell for Jennifer Garner when Peppermint came to her. With his involvement, she saw a director who understood the importance of doing emotionally driven action in which the fights are just as performative as the dramatic sequences.
Of course, that wasn't the only thing that attracted Jennifer Garner to the project. In bringing up other revenge films like John Wick or The Bourne Identity, she noted that Peppermint does a fantastic job of swapping things up by moving the focus away from men and instead offering us a woman empowered by the rage of a mother. Garner said:
Looking for a closer glimpse of our chat with Jennifer Garner? Check out a clip from our interview with the actress, below!
Of course, if you want to see that motherly rage in action for yourself, then make sure to check out Peppermint when Jennifer Garner's new movie debuts in theaters on September 7. Beyond that, head over to our movie premiere guide to read up on all of the films that are set to debut in 2018 and fill out your moviegoing calendars accordingly
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Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.