Legendary actor James Caan (The Godfather, Eraser) and Morena Baccarin (Deadpool, “Firefly”) have boarded “Fast Charlie”, the Phillip Noyce-directed hitman thriller starring former 007 Pierce Brosnan.
The original screenplay is written by “Equalizer” alum Richard Wenk, inspired by the Edgar Award-nominated novel Gun Monkeys by Victor Gischler.
The film is scheduled to begin production next week in New Orleans.
Director Phillip Noyce commented on the casting, “I’m absolutely thrilled to have James Caan and Morena Baccarin aboard. I can’t imagine a more perfect pair than Morena and Pierce. Not to be cute, but they really do make a killer couple.”
Charlie Swift (Brosnan) has worked for his aging mob boss Stan (Caan) for twenty years, skillfully operating as a prolific fixer and efficient hitman. When a rival boss moves to eliminate Stan and his entire team, he fails in wiping the team clean. Now on his own, Charlie will stop at nothing to avenge his friend and has no plans to leave anyone alive. Morena Baccarin is set to play the female lead ‘Marcie’, the quick-witted ex-wife of a mobster killed by Charlie. Marcie forms an unexpected pairing with Charlie in his revenge against the rival mob.