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‘Jessica Jones’ Star David Tennant Cast in ‘Bad Samaritan’

The film is directed by Dean Devlin

“Jessica Jones” star David Tennant has been cast in Dean Devlin‘s “Bad Samaritan,” Devlin’s Electric Entertainment announced Thursday.

The film is set to begin shooting later this year in Portland, Oregon. Brandon Boyce wrote the screenplay, while Electric’s Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan are producing along with Devlin.

The film follows two young car valets who use their business to burglarize homes of the patrons. One day, they attempt to steal from the wrong house, which changes their lives forever.

Tennant is best known for his role on the critically acclaimed BBC science fiction series “Doctor Who.” He has also starred in “Broadchurch,” and most recently played Dr. Zebediah Kilgrave opposite Krysten Ritter in Marvel’s “Jessica Jones.”

His next projects include Robert Mullan’s “Mad to be Normal” alongside Elizabeth Moss, as well as “Fish Without Bicycles” later this year.

“I’m a huge fan of David’s work. I’m overjoyed at the opportunity to work with him,” said Devlin in a statement. “Brandon’s script had me on the edge of my seat. Tennant’s intensity is a perfect match for this material.”

Electric also recently acquired the horror comedy “Fear, Inc.” and the drama “The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” starring Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel and Maisie Williams.