After delivering a very impressive, and very dark, first season of HBO’s gripping True Detective, all eyes are on director Cary Fukunaga to see what he’ll do next. While the in demand filmmaker certainly has several exciting projects on his plate, one that I’m really looking forward to is Noble Assassin. He was attached to the film last Summer and it appears that he’s still on board to helm, as Deadline reports today that Fukunaga will directing off a script provided by Scott Silver.
For those unfamiliar with the project, Noble Assassin tells the true story of Robert de la Rochefoucauld, a “French aristocrat-turned-anti-Nazi-saboteur.” He joined the British Special Ops during World War II and helped organize a powerful resistance movement. Though he was eventually caught and tortured, he did manage to escape execution and actually just passed away back in 2012.
Silver has films like The Fighter and 8 Mile under his belt, so he definitely knows his way around a script. Combine that with Fukunaga’s talents behind the camera (which are clearly evidenced in True Detective), and you have a film that is definitely worth getting excited about.
The final piece of the puzzle, of course, will be who they cast in the lead role, but given who’s already involved, I don’t think that they’ll have too much trouble pulling in a big name. Maybe someone like Jean Dujardin or Matthias Schoenaerts would be a good fit?
We’ll be sure to let you know of any casting news as soon as it arises. For now though, tell us, are you pleased with the way that Noble Assassin is shaping up so far?