Old Guy, the new action-comedy starring Christoph Waltz

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The director of The Mercenaries 2, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider And With Air, Simon Westis on board the project to direct the film Old Guy, written by Greg Johnson. The star of Inglourious Basterds and of Django Unchained Christoph Waltz will play a senior contract killer named Terry Eubanks who still believes he is the best at what he does. Stuck at an impasse, he’s thrilled when The Company takes him back into the field, but only to train Gen Z newcomer Wihlborg, an assassin prodigy with a temper. The pair are asked to eliminate prominent members of a competing criminal group and, in the process, discover their employer’s true motive: to remove the old guard. But no one had foreseen that Terry’s experience combined with the boy’s genius would have created such an unlikely bond between the two, allowing them to upset their plans.

Old Guyspeaks director Simon West

Highland Film Group is co-financing the film produced by Jib Polhemus and Martin Brennan, Hal Sadoff and Norman Golightly for Dark Castle Entertainment. There production will start in early 2023 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Director Simon West said: “It’s very rare that a script like this comes along. When she does you have to grab her with both hands and not let go until you find your perfect actor. I have wanted to work with Christoph Waltz for many years. IS one of the most versatile actors who work today. I can’t wait to see him create another unique and iconic character.” “Working with such an incredibly talented actor is a dream come true. He is a phenomenal performer and will brilliantly capture the spirit of the veteran hitman who forms an unlikely bond with the brave young rookie,” added Arianne Fraser, CEO of Highland Film Group.

Christoph Waltz’s projects

Waltz recently lent his voice to Pinocchio by Guillermo Del Toro for Netflix (also viewable on Sky Q and via the app on the Now Smart Stick) and will also soon star in the upcoming fantasy-adventure film The Portable Door and limited series The Consultant for Amazon. Action veteran West recently directed the Spanish miniseries Boundless.