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Aaron Eckhart to Star in New Action Thriller 'The Bricklayer'

Aaron Eckhart to Star in New Action Thriller 'The Bricklayer'

Aaron Eckhart is taking on a new role!

According to Deadline, the 53-year-old actor is set to star in a new action thriller titled The Bricklayer, which is slated to begin production this March in Europe.

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Here’s a synopsis from the outlet: “In The Bricklayer, someone is blackmailing the CIA by assassinating foreign journalists and making it look like the agency is responsible. As the world begins to unite against the U.S., the CIA must lure its most brilliant – and rebellious – operative out of retirement, forcing him to confront his checkered past while unraveling an international conspiracy.”

The film will be produced in part by Gerard Butler, with a screenplay from Hannah Weg (Septembers of Shiraz) and Matt Johnson (Into the Blue). It will be directed by Renny Harlin, who’s known for his work on Cliffhanger and Die Hard 2.

The Bricklayer screenplay has the rare combination of well-layered characters, intricate plotting and propulsive action,” Renny said in a statement. “Having spent five years in China, I’m excited to be back making a high-caliber Hollywood action thriller. If there’s something I learned from my three Chinese movies, it is the importance of deeply felt emotion. In Aaron Eckhart I have found a first-class dramatic actor, who also has the physicality and charm to bring this iconic character to life.”

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