Yet another bad guy role for Samuel L. Jackson? Well according to The Hollywood Reporter – yeah. He’s apparently squaring off with Jim Caviezel in the espionage thriller Blown, who will attempt to stop Jackson from blowing up London.
Martha Fiennes (Chromophobia, Mata Hari), who happens to be a native of the U.K., will direct the film, which centers on a top MI5 operative named Will Matlock (Caviezel), whose routine investigation of a global corporation leads him to discover an imminent terrorist attack. Jackson will play Julian Lezard, a businessman who engages him in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse.
Fiennes’ husband George Tiffin wrote the script for Blown, and will handle DP work on the project, which is currently in pre-production.