Oscar Isaac has entered talks to lead Paramount’s political thriller A FOREIGNER, which is being helmed by Me and Earl and the Dying Girl director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Chris Terrio scripted the pic, which is based on David Grann’s 2011 New Yorker article A Murder Foretold.
The film centers on a Guatemalan man who, in the event that he’s murdered, distributes videos of his killers after his death in an effort to expose the corruption that led to the countless deaths of others.
The project has been in development for a few years, with Matt Damon even at one time circling to make his directorial debut. After Gomez-Rejon dropped out of Collateral Beauty, he was quickly snatched up by the studio, with Isaac offered the leading role shortly after. Gomez-Rejon is also in development on the semi-autobiographical thriller Let It Bleed.
Isaac will next appear in Star Wars: the Force Awakens and will play the titular baddie in X-Men: Apocalypse. It’s unknown when Isaac would shoot A Foreigner, as he’ll be plenty busy filming Star Wars: Episode VIII in 2016.
Clark Allen | Associate Editor
This news was first reported by Variety.