With filming set to begin in Berlin next week on director Aleksander Bach’s Agent 47, 20th Century Fox has gotten a jump on the paparazzi by released the first image of Rupert Friend in character. As we previously reported, Paul Walker was set to play the genetically engineered and cloned assassin who sports a bald head and a barcode, but with his untimely passing, Friend stepped in to play the role. I’m a big fan of his work on Homeland and think he’s going to be great in the part. While not much is known about the Hitman reboot (the first film starred Timothy Olyphant), we do know it follows Agent 47 in his task to protect a waitress targeted by a group known as the Syndicate.
Agent 47 also stars Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware. Kyle Ward, Skip Woods, and Michael Finch wrote the script and it’s being produced by Chuck Gordon, Alex Young and Adrian Askarieh. Daniel Alter is executive producing. Hit the jump to check out the full image.
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