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Neo-Noir Thriller "The Samaritan" Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Ruth Negga Acquired by IFC Films

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by Vanessa Martinez
November 30, 2011 5:32 PM
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A film we last talked about this past May; the David Weaver-directed Neo Noir thriller titled The Samaritan, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Ruth Negga, has been acquired by IFC Films for domestic distribution.

Check out the trailer after the press release.

Via Deadline:

New York, NY (November 30, 2011) – IFC Films announced today that the company is acquiring U.S. rights to THE SAMARITAN, starring Academy Award® nominated Samuel L. Jackson, produced by Andras Hamori and directed by David Weaver from a screenplay by Weaver and Elan Mastai. THE SAMARITAN also stars Luke Kirby (TAKE THIS WALTZ), Ruth Negga (LOVE/HATE) and Oscar nominated Tom Wilkinson (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL).

After twenty-five years in prison, Foley (Jackson) is finished with the grifter’s life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris (Negga), the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion: Ethan (Kirby), the son of his former partner, has an ingenious plan and he wants Foley in. The harder Foley tries to escape his past, the tighter he is ensnared in Ethan’s web of secrets, until it becomes all too clear to Foley that some wrongs can never be made right.

THE SAMARITAN was produced with the participation of Telefim Canada, OMDC and the Harold Greenberg Fund. Producers are Hamori and Weaver with Suzanne Cheriton and Tony Wosk, Executive producers are Mark Musselman with Lacia Kornylo, Mark Horowitz, Jackson, Eli Selden, Geoffrey Brant, James Atherton and Jan Pace.

Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, said: “We’re very excited to be working with Samuel L. Jackson and director David Weaver on this neo-noir, high-stakes thriller with a twist no one will see coming. We’re sure it will electrify audiences everywhere.”

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2 Comments

  • Sista Toldja | December 1, 2011 9:48 AMReply

    The trailer looks like it gives the whole premise and plot away. Maybe that's part of the "Samaritan" lol. On a side note, there are no bald men in prison for 25 years...SLJ should've let his hair grow in; much more authentic to the storyline.

  • George | November 30, 2011 6:27 PMReply

    I love noir and hard boiled cinema and tv. If you have not checked out Veronica Mars and Terriers. You should.

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