*The trailer for Samuel L. Jackson’s upcoming movie “The Samaritan” hit the Web today ahead of its May 4 release.
Already set as Nick Fury in Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers,” opening the same day, Jackson can also be seen in indie action thriller The Samaritan — in theaters the same day.
Jackson stars as Foley, a man who spent two decades in a prison. He meets a young woman Iris and there is hope that he may finally get a new start. Unfortunately for him, his past is proving to be an unexpected problem.
Co-starring Tom Wilkinson, Luke Kirby and Ruth Negga, The Samaritan is directed by David Weaver and is produced by Andras Hamori, Tony Wosk and Suzanne Cheriton.
Watch the trailer below.
*The Samuel L. Jackson film “The Samaritan” is racking up international sales going into Cannes, with Germany’s ARD Degeto and Canada’s Entertainment One among the pre-buyers, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
As previously reported, Jackson plays a man who leaves prison after two decades only to find himself caught up in a life of crime again. Director David Weaver says the thriller is inspired by British crime thrillers such as “Sexy Beast,” “The Crying Game” and “Mona Lisa.”
H2O Motion Pictures World Sales on Thursday unveiled other sales of the film to Greece’s Audio Visual, Nordisk in Scandinavia, Switzerland’s Elite and Front Row for the Middle East.
“The Samaritan,” which wrapped production last week, also stars Tom Wilkinson, Luke Kirby and Ruth Negga, and is produced by Andras Hamori, Tony Wosk and Suzanne Cheriton.
International sales are being handled by Mark Horowitz for H2O Motion Pictures World Sales, who will be shopping a teaser trailer and select scenes in Cannes.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson poses for a portrait at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on March 4, 2011 in Los Angeles
*Samuel L. Jackson has confirmed he’ll star in the indie movie “The Samaritan,” playing a man who leaves prison after two decades only to find himself caught up in a life of crime again.
Director David Weaver has said that the project is inspired by British crime thrillers such as “Sexy Beast,” “The Crying Game” and “Mona Lisa.”
“A master grifter, Foley’s world has always been built on a series of carefully-crafted illusions that only he can see behind,” Weaver told WENN. “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.”
Jackson will be starring opposite Luke Kirby and Ruth Negga, who have appeared in “Law and Order” and “Misfits” respectively.
The actor is due to start shooting “The Avengers” next month.