EXCLUSIVE: James Caan, Oscar nominee (The Godfather) and Morena Baccarin (dead Pool) will star alongside Pierce Brosnan in a hit thriller Quickly Charlydirected by Phillip Noyce (Salt).
Filming is set to begin in New Orleans next week.
Former James Bond Brosnan will play Charlie Swift who worked for his aging mob boss Stan (Caan) for twenty years, skillfully operating as a prolific fixer and efficient hitman. When a rival boss moves in to take out Stan and his entire team, he fails to clean up the team. Now all alone Charly stops at nothing to avenge his friend and has no intention of leaving anyone alive. Morena Baccarin will play the female lead role Marcie, the ex-wife of a gangster killed by Charlie, who forms an unexpected couple with Charly in his revenge against the rival mob.
The original screenplay is written by Richard Wenk (The equalizer), inspired by the novel gun monkeys by Victor Gischler. Daniel Grodnik (Policeman) and Mitchell Welch (Command string) will produce.
Foresight is handling international sales and parent company Screen Media is distributing in the United States Screen Media’s David Fannon and Seth Needle, and Foresight Unlimited’s Mark Damon and Tamara Birkemoe, will produce with David Nagelberg.
Caan’s next films include Tom Burruss Redemption and André Gordon Acre beyond the rye. Gotham, lightning and Firefly Baccarin actress’ upcoming films include Espen Sandberg Beast and Ric Roman Waugh Greenland: Migration. His upcoming TV series include NBC’s The end game as well as an appearance on the FX Network Philadelphia is always sunny.
Director Noyce commented on the casting: “I am absolutely thrilled to have James Caan and Morena Baccarin on board. I can’t imagine a more perfect pair than Morena and Pierce. Not to be cute, but they sure do make a killer couple.
Producer Daniel Grodnik added: “I brought Phillip to America in 1988 to make blind fury with Rutger Hauer and now 34 years later, I’m thrilled to be back on set with him. With an excellent screenplay by Richard Wenk and Pierce bringing his star power to the role of Charlyalongside the legendary James Caan and the talented Morena Baccarin, Phillip has a vision that will create a landmark and iconic film to entertain audiences around the world.
Baccarin is represented by United Talent Agency and managed by Seven Summits Pictures & Management. Caan is represented by Cavalry Media.