Samuel L Jackson to Star as Hitman in Thriller From ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ Directors

“Intolerable Cruelty” writer Matthew Stone penned the screenplay for the untitled film

Last Updated: February 13, 2020 @ 5:20 PM

Samuel L. Jackson is set to star as a hitman in an untitled thriller to be directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra and written by Matthew Stone.

Endeavor Content will represent worldwide sales for the film at the European Film Market, and it will be produced by John Davis, known for “The Predator” franchise and “Game Night.”

Jackson will play Morris Stokes, a retiree who loves loves golf, his Lexus and ’70s soul music. But the former hitman for mob boss “Easy-A” has got more kills under his belt than he can count. When his nephew, Leslie, makes a stupid mistake, Morris gets a call from his old boss and must negotiate one last job: either help the kid recover the lost money, or put a bullet in him. Morris drags Leslie around town, making him clean up his mess while pontificating on some of life’s lessons along the way.

Stone is known for his work on “Man of the House” and “Intolerable Cruelty.” Requa and Ficarra are producers and directors on “This Is Us,” and their last feature was 2016’s “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” starring Tina Fey.

Jackson most recently was seen in “The Last Full Measure” and last summer’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” This year he’ll be seen in “The Banker” for Apple TV+, Chris Rock’s “Saw” spinoff movie “Spiral,” and “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” alongside Ryan Reynolds.

He’s represented by ICM Partners and Anonymous Content.

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