It’s so often the case that, as an actor or actress begins to enter the twilight years of their career, they’ll start cherry-picking projects that fit their style as they slowly wind down their respective creative output. But if anything, at 78 years young, Morgan Freeman’s workrate continues unabated. Not only has the acting veteran wrapped up work on the likes of London Has Fallen, Ben-Hur and Going In Style, but he’s also involved in David Gleeson’s adaptation Down To A Sunless Sea, currently incubating in pre-production.
Now, Deadline is reporting that Freeman has joined Cold Warriors, Raja Gosnell’s (Scooby-Doo, The Smurfs) Cold War action-comedy that will see him play a retired CIA agent who comes out of his exile in order to take care of some unfinished business.
In development under Millennium Entertainment – the same production house that’s putting the final touches to London Has Fallen – Todd Berger is attached to pen the script. Returning to the fray after years on the proverbial bench, Freeman’s character recruits his tech-savvy stepson to aid his mission, who introduces the grizzled vet to a whole host of new gadgets and technology that will surely come in useful when tying up any remaining loose ends.
Avi Lerner is executive producing the piece on behalf of Millennium, while Robin Schorr and Mark Gill will leverage other producing duties. Freeman’s own Revelations banner will be involved in ushering Cold Warriors in front of the cameras, and it’s understood that Lori McCreary will take point for the company.
Cold Warriors is yet to pin down an official production start date, but we imagine it won’t be too long before work is underway now that Morgan Freeman has come aboard.