Freeman and Banderas to Star in The Code


Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas are set to star in caper drama The Code with Mimi Leder directing and Nu Image’s Millennium Films producing.

Filming begins in mid-October in Sofia, Bulgaria, at Nu Boyana Film Center, owned by Nu Image. The producers are Boaz Davidson, Danny Lerner, Les Weldon, Lori McCreary (Freeman’s partner in Revelations Entertainment) and Randall Emmett; with First Look Holdings principals Avi Lerner, Henry Winterstern, Danny Dimbort and Trevor Short executive producing.

First Look Studios will distribute in North America, with Nu Image handling international territories.

Ted Humphrey has written the script, based on a story by Ruben Leder. Freeman will portray a veteran thief who recruits a younger crook, played by Banderas, to help him pull off one final job in order to repay his debt to the Russian mob.