WATCH: The cast of Gringo fill us in on their characters

Cape Town – Crime comedy Gringo hits cinemas on Friday. 

The film, directed by Nash Edgerton, stars A-listers: David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton, and Sharlto Copley.

It follows a mild-mannered businessman Harold (Oyelowo) who is sent to Mexico to deliver an experimental marijuana pill. When he is kidnapped by the drug cartel he must escape alongside a hired mercenary.

Get to know Harold better here:

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Catch David's shout-out to South Africa here:

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Also check out these cool character posters:

(Posters supplied: Empire Entertainment)