Aaron Eckhart has plans to star in The Expatriate, a new film from director Philipp Stölzl, reports Deadline.
The script focuses on a former CIA officer (Eckhart) who, along with his teen daughter, moves to Belgium, unwittingly becoming involved a corporate conspiracy that would see him and his family dead.
Stölzl is best known domestically as a music video director, notably for Rammstein’s “Du hast.” He has also written and directed two German-language films, North Face and the just-released Goethe!. The script for The Expatriate comes from newcomer A.E. Amel.
The current plan is to shoot in both Belgium and Montreal early next year. Casting outside of Eckhart has not yet been announced.