Had a dream the other night about this movie that I am now dying to see. It's not an original plot, but the actors would be what sells this movie. Basically I had a cold open for the film, this scene would definitely be in the trailer too:
A father walks into the bathroom, he goes to take a piss in the urinal and as he does this a hispanic man walks in on his cellphone speaking spanish. He goes to the urinal right next to the father and is chatting away, not even looking at the father. The father looks at him from the corner of his eye and spots something on the hispanic man's neck. The father's face turns cold. The hispanic man finishes before the father, zips up, goes to wash his hands in the sink just next to the urinals and seemingly hangs up the phone and places it on the rim of the sink. He starts to speak aloud to the father about his marriage casually, complains about his wife nagging at him about money. The father walks behind the man as if to wash his hands but instead smashes the hispanic man's head against the mirror. It shatters, glass is all over the man's forehead and blood pours down his face. He turns to attack the father but he's swiftly brought to the ground by a devastating blow to the head. The father picks him up by his collar and smashes his head against the side of the sink, breaking it after a few hits. He proceeds to snap the man's neck and picks up the phone, "Nice try, see you soon" he says coldly over the line that wasn't hung up after all.
The father, played by Steve Carell. Plot is that his daughter played by Emma Stone is kidnapped by a cartel who is after Carell because he is a former government agent who had a vendetta against this particular cartel after they murdered his wife in a hit that was meant for him. He recruits his daughters boyfriend, a police officer played by Ryan Gosling to go after these guys and rescue his daughter. His daughter who has extensive self defense training due to Carell training her since she was young after her mother was killed escapes captivity but it was trapped in hostile territory. It's a race to find her before the cartel does. Movie would be laced with flashbacks a la Lost with scenes from her childhood training, meeting Ryan Gosling, and the death of her mother.
Essentially Taken but with the daughter being able to handle her own but she's outnumbered in a place where their could be enemies all over. Carell and the Goose are going to kick some ass while trying to find her.
This was a great dream. It's essentially a Crazy Stupid Love reunion.