See Morgan Freeman Return In The Minute You Wake Up Dead First Look

Morgan Freeman stars in the trailer for his new thriller The Minute You Wake Up Dead.

By Jennifer Asencio | Published

Morgan Freeman is back in a new movie that will be in theaters soon. The Minute You Wake Up Dead will be his latest to hit the theaters when it is released on November 4. Movieweb reports that the modern Western thriller also stars Yellowstone’s Cole Hauser and Jaimie Alexander.

The story is about a stockbroker, played by Hauser, and a small-town waitress, played by Alexander, who are the center of a murder mystery with high stakes. As every criminal in town sets their sights on the money the two have supposedly come into, the local sheriff, played by Morgan Freeman, tries to crack the case first. The movie is distributed by Lionsgate, who also released a trailer on Wednesday.

The trailer hints that Alexander’s character is more than meets the eye, and that all is not well between the leads as they plot and connive to get the upper hand. The Minute You Wake Up Dead was written by Timothy Holland and Michael Mailer, the latter of whom also directed. The movie co-stars Andrew Stevens, Darren Mann, Tony DeMil, Ben VanderMey, Kenneth Farmer, David Dahlgren, and Liann Pattinson to bring the small Mississippi town and its colorful residents to life.

Morgan Freeman is an A-list star known for his soothing voice and calm demeanor. From humble beginnings on the children’s show The Electric Company, his early movie roles included dramas like Lean On Me, about a tough New Jersey high school principal, and the Oscar-winning Driving Miss Daisy, about the emerging friendship between a wealthy white woman and her African-American chauffeur. Over the years, Morgan Freeman has starred in many high-profile roles, including Deep Impact, Se7en, and The Shawshank Redemption, as well as garnering an Oscar for Best Actor for Million Dollar Baby.

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Cole Hauser on Yellowstone

Cole Hauser is currently enjoying fame as heartthrob cowboy Rip Wheeler on Yellowstone, the Kevin Costner series about a ranching family in Montana that airs on Peacock but premiers new episodes on Paramount Plus. He and Morgan Freeman have worked together in Olympus Has Fallen and Transcendence, and will be starring together in the upcoming movie Muti. He has also appeared in Pitch Black, Dazed and Confused, Good Will Hunting, and A Good Day to Die Hard.

Jaimie Alexander is best known for playing Sif in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the Thor franchise and the Avengers-adjacent shows Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Loki. While she has had other roles aside from the Asgardian noble, The Minute You Wake Up Dead will show audiences a new aspect of her talent as a character different from her usual roles. With veterans Morgan Freeman and Cole Hauser as scene partners, her latest movie could open the door to more high-profile projects.

The Minute You Wake Up Dead opens in theaters on November 4, 2022, and will also be available On-Demand. Upcoming projects for Morgan Freeman include Muti and A Good Person, with rumors of more on the horizon. With a career that spans over 50 years and some powerful roles – including, at one time, God – The Minute You Wake Up Dead is the latest offering from a very well-loved actor.