Official Trailer Released for Kelsey Grammer WWII-Era Movie, ‘Murder Company’

Photo Credit: Nathan Congleton / NBC / Getty Images
Photo Credit: Nathan Congleton / NBC / Getty Images

In the lead-up to the 80th anniversary of the Allied landings on D-Day, the official trailer has dropped for a new World War II-era film that occurs during the Normandy invasion. Murder Company, starring popular television actor Kelsey Grammer, follows five American troops, a member of the French Resistance and a general as they undergo a dangerous mission behind German lines.

Kelsey Grammer standing on a red carpet
Kelsey Grammer attending the 24th annual Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love Gala” benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada, 2020. (Photo Credit: Gabe Ginsberg / Getty Images)

The synopsis by Film Bridge International reads:

“June, 1944. With the US invasion of Europe hanging in the balance, Allied commanders issued a top-secret directive that would send six men behind enemy lines to assassinate a high-valued [German] target. A mixed unit of soldiers from the 82nd Airborne, comprised of men from Easy, Able and Dog Companies, was joined by a lone member of the French Resistance.

“Their mission has never been officially acknowledged, and there is no record the unit ever existed. But those who were there gave it a name of its own: Murder Company.”

William Moseley standing on a red carpet
William Moseley attending the Land Of Dreams premiere during the 2022 Tribeca Festival at SVA Theater in New York City. (Photo Credit: Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images for Tribeca Festival)

Written by Jesse Mittelstadt and directed by Shane Dax Taylor, Murder Company features a host of notable names, including Kelsey Grammer, best known for Cheers (1982-93) and Fraiser (1993-2004, 2023-present). Starring alongside him is William Moseley, of The Chronicles of Narnia franchise, as well as Geoff Sults, Gilles Marini, Joe Anderson and Pooch Hall.

The movie will be released via a partnership between Maverick Film and Complex Corp. The former’s president, Richard Switzer, told Variety, “We’re very excited to present Murder Company to audiences. The film is a non-stop thrill ride with a very authentic feel to it, having shot fully in Europe.”

Complex Corp President Ian Niles added, “Murder Company is an exhilarating homage to classic WWII films, like Saving Private Ryan, with intense action and heartfelt storytelling. Can’t wait for audiences to see it.”

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Murder Company is slated to hit select theaters, as well as streaming and video on demand (VoD) services, on July 5, 2024.

Clare Fitzgerald

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