Deadline reports that action star Bruce Willis will direct the thriller Soul Assassin by director Jesse Atlas in his feature film debut.
Soul Assassin appears to be a revenge thriller as “a woman’s husband is killed in action as part of an experimental new military program. A former black-ops soldier then takes his place to find his killer. “Nomzamo Mbatha (Comes 2 America) and Dominic Purcell (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) are also in talks to play alongside Willis.
Soul Assassin is based on the short film by Atlas and writer Aaron Wolfe Let them die as lovers, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was nominated for Best Narrative Short. Atlas and Wolfe wrote the long script together with the director of Atlas. The film is being produced by Brickell & Broadbridge International and Endless Media.
Soul Assassin will start production at the beginning of June.
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