All he needed was a way out.

KIN, a pulse-pounding crime thriller with a sci-fi twist, is the story of an unlikely hero destined for greatness. Chased by a vengeful criminal (James Franco), the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con (Jack Reynor) and his teenage brother (Myles Truitt) go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.

  • 1 hr 42 minPG13HDSD
  • Aug 31, 2018
  • Action

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Cast & Crew

  • James FrancoTaylor Balik

    Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, a writer, artist, and actress, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father was of Portuguese and Swedish descent. Growing up with his two younger brothers, Dave Franco, also an actor, and Tom Franco, James graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1996 and went on to attend UCLA, majoring in English. To overcome his shyness, he got into acting while studying there, which, much to his parents' dismay, he left after only one year. After fifteen months of intensive study at Robert Carnegie's Playhouse West, James began actively pursuing his dream of finding work as an actor in Hollywood. In that short time, he landed himself a starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999). The show, however, was not a hit to its viewers at the time, and was canceled after its first year. Now, it has become a cult-hit. Prior to joining Freaks and Geeks (1999), Franco starred in the TV miniseries To Serve and Protect (1999). After that, he had a starring role in Whatever It Takes (2000). Although he'd been working steadily, it wasn't until the TNT made-for-television movie, James Dean (2001) that James rose to fan-magazine fame and got to show off his talent. Since then, he has been working non-stop. After losing the lead role to Tobey Maguire, James settled for the part of "Harry Osborne", Spider-Man's best friend in the summer 2002 major hit Spider-Man (2002). He returned to the Osborne role for the next two films in the trilogy. Next was Deuces Wild (2002) and City by the Sea (2002), in which Robert De Niro personally had him cast, after viewing his performance in James Dean (2001). He was seen in David Gordon Green's Pineapple Express (2008) opposite Seth Rogen, in George C. Wolfe's Nights in Rodanthe (2008), starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane and in Paul Haggis' In the Valley of Elah (2007), starring Tommy Lee Jones. Also starring opposite Sean Penn in Gus Van Sant's Milk (2008) in which his performance earned him an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor. Definitely growing out of his shyness, James Franco is turning into a legend of his own.
  • Dennis QuaidHal Solinski

    Dennis Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, to Juanita Bonniedale (Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. He grew up in the Houston suburban city of Bellaire. He was raised a Baptist, and studied drama, Mandarin Chinese, and dance while a student at Bellaire High School. He continued study at the University of Houston, but dropped out before completing his degree. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue a film career where his brother, Randy Quaid, had already began to build a successful career. However, Dennis initially had trouble finding film roles, but began to gain notice when he appeared in Breaking Away (1979) and earned strong reviews for his role in The Right Stuff (1983). Aside from acting, Quaid is also a musician, and plays with his band, "The Sharks". He holds a flying license and is a five handicap golfer.
  • Zoe KravitzActor


    Jonathan Cherry was born on December 3, 1978 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is an actor, known for Goon (2011), House of the Dead (2003) and Final Destination 2 (2003).

    Born and raised in a working class family and neighborhood that would grow to become a middle class community, Romano was the only member of his family to attend college. Initially studying aeronautical engineering. After one year he switched this curriculum to the fine arts and filmmaking studies due to having a visceral reaction to the films, "City Lights" by Charlie Chaplin and "The Exterminating Angel" by Luis Bunuel. These formative years ended by a mutual discord with the college, but the newly found liberty allowed him to explore other self-expressions. Mostly through an explosively and fear shedding growth spurt as the frontman for an alternative, post-punk band called the Pubic Beards. This practical contact would eventually help to funnel his energies into a variety of theatrical and film performances that would hone his acting skills, feed his mind and fill his belly. Unfortunately a scarring and near death collision, very soon after the 1991 Cannes Film Festival, where he was invited to represent in competition the film "Bix" (professionally debuting in the role as Jazz great Hoagy Carmichael), all of his artistic growth would come to a full and complete stop. The subsequent hospitalization and struggle that ensued, would slowly force upon him the need to desperately find his road of repair. He fanned within himself what little there was left to ignite for the independent film "Burnt Eden". It paid off. Romano's very honest and searing performance in the film would be honored with The Yves Montand Best Actor Award at the 1998 Kiev International Film Festival. Soon after he was also nominated for Best Lead Actor in a Dramatic Role at the following events: The 1999 Gemini Awards and the 2000 Gala Metro Star Awards, both for the critically and highly acclaimed TV Series "Omertà", in which he also performed speaking in four different languages. Further nominations included the 2006 ACTRA Award in a supporting role for "Baby For Sale" and the 2007 Minesota SMMASH Film Festival's Best Male Actor category for "The Overlookers". Romano's official theatre training had begun at a workshop in Montreal with Joe Dowling, long standing Artistic Director of the Guthrie Theatre and formerly of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. Upon completing these studies, he chose to move to New York City due to the steeped theatrical traditions and the influential actors and teachers that had emerged from this great City. By doing right to pay the bills, he learned how to be a bike messenger, construction worker and a bartender. Thankfully for the rest of us, not all at the same time... He collectively dedicated a total of five years in theatre training at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, intensive workshops with Ron Stetson in the Sanford Meisner Technique at Stetson Studios and another full workshop with Group Theatre alumni Bobby Lewis. Though it was most importantly a three year tenure at the Stella Adler Theatre Conservatory that truly nailed it for Romano. Solidifying it with his graduating year under the overall guidance of the legendary teacher herself. The three year program included other fine teachers such as Alice Winston, Jimmy Tripp and Casey Keziah. The latter being the one who opened the door for Romano to the truths of Shakespeare. All the numerous projects that have followed, working alongside some of the biggest and genuine names in the industry, has sincerely rooted within Romano an appreciation for the authentic collective experience. Though he started alone, the hard work has confirmed that one is never truly singular when creating the beauty and magic of storytelling. Along with never forgetting his blue-collar roots and his definitive driving voice of conviction and courage which fuels fighting tooth and nail in defending the truths of the characters embodied. This fundamental and honest approach continues to entrench what it means to be a journeyman actor... Hopefully for many more years to come.
  • Jack ReynorJimmy Solinski

    Jack Reynor was born on 23 January, 1992, in Longmont, Colorado, to an Irish mother. He moved to County Wicklow, Ireland, when he was two, and was raised there. In early 2010, Jack was cast in Kirsten Sheridan's Dollhouse (2012) which debuted at Berlinale 2012. In late 2011 he played the title role in Lenny Abrahamson's highly acclaimed What Richard Did (2012). He resides in Ireland.