Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton to star in action-thriller The Asset
According to Deadline, Academy Award-nominated actors Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, The Hitman’s Bodyguard) and Michael Keaton (Birdman) have signed on to star in Millennium Films’ upcoming action thriller film titled The Asset.
Nikita and Divergent alum Maggie Q has also been cast to portray the film’s female lead. Production is expected to begin next year in January which will take place in London, Bucharest, and Vietnam.
The Asset will follow the story of Rembrandt (Keaton) and Anna (Maggie Q), two of the world’s premier assassins who share a mysterious past from Vietnam. For years, they traversed the globe competing with each other for high-profile contracts. But when Anna discovers that her mentor Moody (Jackson) was murdered, she and Rembrandt must form an uneasy alliance and return to Vietnam to track down his killer.
“The Asset is the whole package, and we are excited to bring Richard Wenk’s masterful, muscular script to life with the all-star talent of Michael, Samuel, and Maggie. Having a great director like Martin Campbell at the helm will make all the difference in turning this into a big, stylish, and action-packed thrill ride.” Millennium’s Jeffrey Greenstein said in a statement.
The film is written by Richard Wenk. It produced by Martin Campbell (The Foreigner, Casino Royale), Arthur Sarkissian (Rush Hour film franchise), Moshe Diamant (The Hurricane Heist) and Rob Van Norden (Rambo: Last Blood). Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, and Jeffrey Greenstein are serving as executive producers along with Jonathan Yunger, Gareth West, Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman and Lonnie Ramati.
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