In my opinion Jeff Daniels is a fantastic actor. This is a man that brought us Dumb and Dumber in ’94 only to come back in 2002 with a dramatic part in The Hours and then two fantastic performances in Good Night, and Good Luck and The Squid and the Whale this year. The successful spanning of those two genres speaks volumes to this guy’s talent.
As for his new feature, The Hollywood Reporter tells us Daniels will be starring along with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the dramatic thriller The Lookout for Spyglass Entertainment Group. The film was written by Scott Frank who will be making his directorial debut.
The story centers on a mentally impaired former athlete (Gordon-Levitt) who works as a janitor at a bank and gets sucked into a heist. Daniels will play Lewis Canfield, a blind ex-biker who becomes an unwilling participant in the heist.
Filming is scheduled to begin in the spring in Canada.