Samuel L. Jackson To Try And Straighten Out His Life In The Samaritan

I'm fairly confident that Samuel L. Jackson is an immortal. The man is 62 and could easily pass for 40 or younger. He's been working as an actor since the early 1970s, has made nearly 100 films, and likely won't retire until he's 312 (by then I figure he may just get bored). He's about to take on a huge endeavor this spring when Joss Whedon's The Avengers goes into production, and now he's added yet another film to his "to-do" list.

Deadline reports that Jackson has signed on to The Samaritan, a movie described as a "neo-noir thriller" directed by David Weaver. Set to go into production this Sunday, Jackson will play Foley, a con-artist who, after spending 20 years in prison, is trying to get his life straightened out. These plans are interrupted, however, when he gets caught up with a young protege. Set to film in Toronto and Rio De Janeiro, Luke Kirby and Ruth Negga co-star.

The greatest thing about Jackson is that he may do a lot of bad movies, but he's almost always the best part of them. I actually hope he doesn't retire when he's 312. All generations should be able to watch new Samuel L. Jackson movies.

Eric Eisenberg
Assistant Managing Editor

NJ native who calls LA home and lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran who is endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.