Highland Film Group’s latest action-comedy, “Old Guy”, starring Christoph Waltz, Lucy Liu, and Cooper Hoffman, has successfully inked several lucrative international deals, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Directed by Simon West, known for his works such as “The Mechanic”, “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”, and “The Expendables 2”, and written by Greg Johnson, “Old Guy” has sold to various international distributors such as SND Films for France, Square One Entertainment for Germany, and Vertigo Releasing and Lumiere Ventures for the UK. Other countries where the film has already been sold include Spain, Greece, Portugal, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, Israel, Latin America, Taiwan, South Africa, and Australia and New Zealand for release.
The plot of the film centers on aging contract killer Danny Dolinski (Waltz), who still believes he’s the best in the game. Stuck with a dead-end job and seeking the love of Anata (Liu), his club manager, Danny is excited when The Company pulls him back into the field, but only as a trainer for the newbie Wihlborg (Hoffman), a young and prodigious assassin determined to prove himself. However, the mismatched duo is tasked with eliminating top members of a competing crime syndicate and in the process, uncover their employer’s true motive: removing the old guard in a full takeover. The twist comes when Danny and Wihlborg actually become close and create an unlikely bond between themselves, assisted by Anata, that eventually enables them to thwart The Company.
Produced by Jib Polhemus, Martin Brennan, Simon West, and Petr Jákl, “Old Guy” is executive produced by Martin J. Barab, Walter Josten, Jared Underwood, Andrew Robinson, and Dan Mandel. The production recently wrapped up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, with support from Northern Ireland Screen.
Highland Film Group expressed their enthusiasm and excitement over the talented actors who led the project as well as their international partners in a statement. Highland Film Group CEO Arianne Fraser said, “We are delighted to be working with such talented actors as two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz, rising talent Cooper Hoffman, and Lucy Liu in this fantastic action-packed comedy.” Meanwhile, COO Delphine Perrier added, “With the help of our wonderful international partners, we look forward to introducing global audiences to this phenomenal project lead by director Simon West.”
Simon West, the director of the movie, has always been known for his action-packed work, and “Old Guy” is no exception. With the film’s star-studded cast and talented crew, it is expected to be a hit that offers audiences a thrilling action-comedy experience. Waltz, Liu, and the promising Hoffman are sure to bring a lot of energy and excitement to their roles, while Johnson’s solid writing will ensure that the film delivers an engaging and fun-filled ride. The film’s international deal has also increased anticipation since it piques the interest of various audiences worldwide.
In conclusion, “Old Guy”, with its all-star cast, talented production team, and international deals, is poised for success as it caters to audiences’ desire for a clever, intriguing, and thrilling action-comedy that will keep them on the edge of their seats. From the film’s plot to its talented cast, it is easy to see why it has attracted so much attention and why it continues to be a highly-anticipated movie. So, mark your calendars and prepare to watch the ultimate action-comedy of the year!