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Nick Jonas & Laurence Fishburne To Star In Action-Thriller ‘The Blacksmith’ From ‘Taken’ Director Pierre Morel, Agc Plans Franchise

Nick Jonas & Laurence Fishburne To Star In Action-Thriller ‘The Blacksmith’ From ‘Taken’ Director Pierre Morel, Agc Plans Franchise

Nick Jonas (Jumanji) and Laurence Fishburne (Matrix) have signed on to star in Pierre Morel (Taken) action-thriller The Blacksmith, which Agc is financing and producing.

Morel and Liam Neeson had enormous success with action franchise Taken. This time it will be Jonas with the very particular set of skills. The actor and singer will play Wes Loomis, a ‘Blacksmith’ – the intelligence community’s go-to weapons expert. When his clandestine lab is destroyed and his colleagues murdered, he must go on the run with only his unique set of technological skills and the help of a brilliant, young CIA analyst Noelle Hazlitt to keep him alive. They seek out Mather (Fishburne), a retired blacksmith and Wes’ mentor, to help guide them.”

Casting for the female lead Hazlitt is underway and Agc is aiming for a late 2020 production start on the movie which it hopes will be the start of a new action franchise.

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