J.K. Simmons Is a Serial Killer Stalking His Next Victim in ‘You Can’t Run Forever’ Trailer

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Do not mess with J.K. Simmons.

The Academy Award winner leads action film “You Can’t Run Forever,” which is directed by his wife Michelle Schumacher, who co-wrote the script with Carolyn Carpenter. Schumacher and Simmons previously collaborated on feature film “I’m Not Here.”

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“You Can’t Run Forever” follows Miranda, a young woman suffering from acute anxiety due to a past tragedy. Well, Miranda faces a new terror when a serial killer (Simmons) chooses her as his new target, the logline reads. “In a harrowing hunt through the woods, Miranda finds strength she never knew she had as she tries to elude her murderous tracker.”

Fernanda Urrejola, Allen Leech, Isabelle Anaya, Graham Patrick Martin, and Olivia Simmons, the daughter of J.K. Simmons and Michelle Schumacher, co-star in the thriller. Michelle Schumacher’s brother Randle Schumacher produces the film.

J.K. Simmons previously told IndieWire that his collaborations with wife Schumacher was a necessary, logical, and enjoyable step in his career.

“I have been in a position to be able to pick and choose for quite a while now,” Simmons said. “It’s just fortunately coincided with the times when our kids were born, and family life was the most important thing. Our whole family is involved. Her brother is the producer, our daughter is in the film, our son is currently working on scoring the film. Now it’s the ideal combination of work time blended with family time — it doesn’t get much better than that.”

“You Can’t Run Forever” is Simmons’ latest release ahead of his highly-anticipated turn as Santa Claus in holiday film “Red One” co-starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Chris Evans, Lucy Liu, Kiernan Shipka, Nick Kroll, Bonnie Hunt, and Mary Elizabeth Ellis. A first look at the film was released in 2022 with Simmons at the gym, as captured by co-star Johnson.

“Ladies, gentlemen & children of all ages…the coolest, strongest, kindest, most bad ass, most loving & most OG Santa Claus of all time,” Johnson wrote. “Brought to life by Academy Award winner, J.K. Simmons who worked his ass off for months to step into this iconic role in AMAZING SHAPE for our Christmas franchise film, RED ONE. We’re having a BLAST and so will you and your families when you see our movie!!”

“You Can’t Run Forever” premieres May 17 in theaters and on digital and on demand. Watch the trailer below.

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