Tom Wilkinson is set to join Samuel L. Jackson in The Samaritan, an independent thriller directed by David Weaver. Jackson stars as a former grifter who, when released from prison after a 20-year sentence, wants to live as a law-abiding citizen: “Complications arise when the son of his former partner asks him for help with an ingenious plan.” Variety reports Wilkinson will play a crime boss who “becomes ensnared in a grift with far-reaching consequences.” Luke Kirby and Ruth Negga also star.
Weaver co-wrote the script with Elan Mastai (Alone in the Dark). The Samaritan is currently filming in Toronto before transporting to Rio de Janiero later this month. Anonymous Content is targeting an early 2012 release.