EXCLUSIVE: David Tennant has been tapped to star in Bad Samaritan, the next film from Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment that Devlin is set to direct himself. Brandon Boyce (Apt Pupil, Wicker Park) penned the screenplay for the thriller, which is lining up a shoot later this year in and around Portland, OR.
The film centers on two young car valets who use their business as a front to burglarize the houses of their unsuspecting patrons. Life is good for the petty thieves until they target the wrong house, changing their lives forever. Electric’s Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan are producing alongside Devlin.
Onetime Doctor Who star Tennant just wrapped playing the baddie on Season 1 of Netflix’s Jessica Jones, which is returning for a second season. He also starred in ITV’s Broadchurch after toplining one season of Fox’s version of that drama series Gracepoint in 2014. On the film side, next up he is playing renowned Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing in Robert Mullan’s Mad To Be Normal opposite Elisabeth Moss and begins shooting Daisy Aitkens’ romantic comedy Fish Without Bicycles later this year.
He’s repped by UTA.