You know that British guy who’s in everything from Batman Begins to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to Shakespeare In Love? Maybe? Well, he’s in another movie, and I’m gonna be sure to look for him specifically this time.
Tom Wilkinson will star in director David Weaver’s The Samaritan with Samuel L. Jackson. The indie thriller is about a former grifter who’s trying to get out of the crime biz after spending 20 years in the big house. Since Wilkinson is playing a crime boss, I’m guessing that the crime world will pull Jackson back in. It’s like a black hole, that crime world. Except that it can’t trap light.
The film is ready to slink suspiciously into theaters early 2012. Weaver and Elan Mastai co-wrote the screenplay. (Variety)