What's the story?


Let me guess. A docu-series about dentists?

Nope. Although I would watch that. Extraction is a new Netflix thriller starring Chris Hemsworth as "a fearless black-market mercenary" who must rescue the kidnapped son of an Indian drug baron. Definitely one for fans of the shoot-em-up genre.

Blimey. Remind me which Chris he is again?

The Australian actor you may have seen in Snow White and the Huntsman, The Cabin in the Woods and Men in Black: International. He is perhaps best known for playing Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including most recently Avengers: Endgame.

Not the Outlaw King guy?

That's Chris Pine. Then there's Chris Pratt of Parks and Recreation fame and Chris Evans, whose roles include Knives Out, but also, confusingly, shares the name of the well-known radio DJ. Evans and Pratt starred alongside Hemsworth in Avengers: Endgame.

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There's a lot of actors called Chris.

Indeed. A Chris-fest. They are fast becoming the leading man equivalent of The Jennifers.

The Jennifers?

Aniston. Lawrence. Lopez. Jason Leigh. Love Hewitt. Garner. Hudson. The list goes on. Anyway, back to Extraction.

What else can you tell me?

There is a Marvel-alumni vibe among the film's crew. Extraction is written by Joe Russo, who also co-produced it alongside brother Anthony, and directed by Sam Hargrave.

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When can I watch?

Extraction is streaming on Netflix now.

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