Tom Wilkinson Joins Samuel L. Jackson In The Samaritan

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-04-11 20:54:22discussion comments
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You will never find anyone who can say with a straight face that they don't like Tom Wilkinson. The man has played in over fifty films spanning the last five decades and has always shown incredibly versatility, going from prestige films like In The Bedroom, to superhero movies like Batman Begins, to comedies like The Full Monty. Simply put, the more Tom Wilkinson the better, so let's all celebrate the fact that he's just been cast in a new project.

Wilkinson has joined Samuel L. Jackson, Luke Kirby and Ruth Negga in The Samaritan, according to Variety. In the film, Jackson plays a criminal who is trying to go straight after spending 20 years in jail, but gets roped in to a grift by his former partner's son. Wilkinson will play a crime boss that gets caught up in the plan. Directed by David Weaver, the film is already in production in Toronto and is scheduled to move down to Rio de Janiero next month. The film is doesn't have a set release date yet, but is expected to hit theaters next year.

While researching this story, the thing that took me by surprise is the fact that Wilkinson and Jackson have actually never been in a film together, which is strange for two actors with such extensive resumes. Let's hope that there's more than one scene that allows the two of them to square off.
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