Following his casting in February as the lead in Officer Downe just two months after Sons of Anarchy ended its run, Kim Coates has joined the Netflix comedy The True Memoirs of an International Assassin.
The film, which is shooting, sees Kevin James as a fiction writer whose novel about an international assassin accidentally is published as nonfiction, leading him to be caught in a web of danger and intrigue as he’s forced to flee to Belize. Jeff Wadlow is directing from a script by Jeff Morris, with Kevin Frakes, Todd Garner, Raja Collins and Justin Begnaud producing. The film will premiere on the streaming service in 2016.
In addition to the role in True Memoirs, Coates’ upcoming film The Land — in which he co-stars with Rafi Gavron, Natalie Martinez, Moises Arias, Michael K. Williams and Jorge Lendeborg — will screen at Sundance next month. Written and directed by Steven Caple Jr., it follows four teenage boys dreaming of escaping Cleveland to pursue their dreams of professional skateboarding but see their dreams threatened after they run afoul of a local crime boss. Shot in Cleveland in August, it was produced by Tyler Davidson, Lizzie Friedman, Karen Lauder and Greg Little.
Best known for playing SAMCRO soldier Alex “Tig” Trager during the full run of the FX hit Sons of Anarchy, Coates has appeared in numerous TV series including Crossing Lines, Prison Break, CSI: Miami and Smallville. He also appeared in the two most recent Resident Evil films as well as the 2011 hockey movie Goon. He’s repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and Levity Entertainment Group.