Criminal, 2016

Movie Poster Criminal


Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner).

When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal.

Scott Adkins role

Scott Adkins is Pete Greensleeves. He spent most of the movie locked away in a small room with other CIA analysts including Oldman and Star Trek Into Darkness's Alice Eve, while field agents like Reynolds and terrorists like Traue soaked up the spotlight. 

In the movie the character didn't get a whole lot to do. Scott: "Yeah, well the script was good, but the part was not necessarily that great.  Of course it was the opportunity to work with a stellar cast with obviously Kevin Costner and Gary Oldman and Tommy Lee Jones and Ryan Reynolds. It was a great cast so I just thought "Well, this is a great thing to be a part of."

The role in Criminal was very expositional in the way that a lot of what I say is further in the story and giving information to other characters and you've just got to make a way to make that reel and stay in the moment with that.

Scott Adkins in Criminal