Pearce and Taj Atwal (Line of Duty) will play a pair of veteran FBI agents who team up with Mexican intelligence liaison Hugo Marquez (Torres) to investigate the ensuing carnage, drawing the ire of a local tech mogul (Bellucci).
Dario Scardapane (The Bridge) wrote the script, which is based on the book De Zaak Alzheimer by Jef Geeraerts as well as the Belgian film The Memory of a Killer from director Erik Van Looy. Filming has already begun in Bulgaria, with Ray Fearon (Beauty and the Beast) rounding out the cast.
Cathy Schulman (Crash) is producing via her Welle Entertainment banner along with Rupert Maconick, Arthur Sarkissian and Michael Heimler. Black Bear Pictures is fully financing the film, which Teddy Schwarzman (The Imitation Game) and Ben Stillman (Gold) will executive produce along with Peter Bouckaert and Rudy Durand.
Emmy winner Pearce is poised for a big April, as he stars opposite Michael B. Jordan in Amazon’s newly acquired action movie Without Remorse, and plays Kate Winslet‘s love interest in HBO‘s limited series Mare of Easttown, which premieres this coming Sunday.
Meanwhile,Bellucci is coming off the recent release of the Oscar-nominated drama The Man Who Sold His Skin, which I’ve heard nothing but good things about. Like Campbell, she’s also an alumnus of the 007 franchise, having appeared alongside Daniel Craig in Spectre.
But the selling point for me here — since it ain’t the familiar logline — is Torres, who was excellent in Amazon‘s underrated drug drama ZeroZeroZero, and was recently signed by ICM Partners and Mosaic. I’m excited to see him in more movies, and I’m glad he’ll have a bit more visibility sharing the big screen with Neeson. I watched Honest Thief with my Dad just a few weeks ago and told him that Neeson‘s young co-star Anthony Ramos was going to be a major star soon, which surprised him, given the size and nature of his role in that film. A few weeks later, he nabbed the lead in a new Transformers movie. The point I’m trying to make here is that maybe one day, Torres will wind up the star of a global action franchise. You never know…