Watchmen’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan has committed to star in the title of The Courier, an action film directed by Paradise Now helmer Hany Abu-Assad. Production is set to start next month in New Orleans. Arclight Films is financing.

Morgan will also be executive producer.

Script’s by 3:10 to Yuma team Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, and Morgan plays a courier who has taken on improbable missions and never missed a drop. He’s hired to deliver a briefcase to a notorious underworld figure that can’t be found. The courier finds himself pursued by corrupt cops, double-crossing feds and rival crime bosses. Cary Brokaw is producing.

RJ
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4 years
Nice that he gets an executive director cred too!
Ummm
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4 years
A young writer named Jon Scanlon completely rewrote their script.
Cindy
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4 years
New Orleans? I'd heard it was filming in Baton Rouge, not New Orleans.

Morgan moves to the action film after he completes the Bruce Beresford-directed Peace, Love and Misunderstanding with Catherine Keener and Jane Fonda. He recently wrapped the Ami Canaan Mann-directed The Fields with Sam Worthington, as well as Red Dawn and the Hammer Films thriller The Resident with Hilary Swank. UTA and Precision Entertainment rep Morgan.