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Tom Wilkinson Joins Samuel L. Jackson in The Samaritan

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Tom Wilkinson Joins Samuel L. Jackson in The Samaritan

Tom Wilkinson

We already had a little chat about the upcoming David Weaver‘s project Samaritan, so by now you know that Samuel L. Jackson is set to star in this neo-noir thriller, together with Luke Kirby and Ruth Negga.

According to the latest reports, Tom Wilkinson is now set to join them all as a crime boss who “becomes ensnared in a grift with far-reaching consequences.” Let us remind you right here, at the beginning how the story goes:

“After twenty years in prison, Foley (Jackson) is finished with the grifter’s life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris (Negga), the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion: Ethan (Kirby), the son of his former partner, has an ingenious plan and he wants Foley in.

The harder he tries to escape his past, the tighter he is ensnared in Ethan’s web of secrets, until it becomes all too clear to Foley that some wrongs can never be made right.”

Director Weaver co-wrote the script together with Elan Mastai who also revealed some details about the Samaritan by saying:

“I intend [The Samaritan] to be firmly within that tradition. At the center of the film are Foley (Sam Jackson) and Ethan (Luke Kirby). A master grifter, Foley’s world has always been built on a series of carefully-crafted illusions that only he can see behind.

Of course, it’s an irresistible story idea to take such a character, have him decide to go straight, but then gradually reveal he’s been surrounded from the very beginning by a scam so devious that it’s entirely beyond his imagining.”

The production on Samaritan set to begin next week in Toronto with an eye towards an early 2012 release.

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