Actor Oscar Issac is officially on board to star in the Paramount thriller ‘A Foreigner.’ ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ helmer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will direct the movie from a script by Chris Terrio, reported Variety.
Steve Zaillian is producing through his Film Rites banner, along with Steven Rales, Garrett Basch, Mark Roybal and Mark Johnson.
The picture revolves around a murdered Guatemalan man, who arranges for videos of his killers to be distributed after his death in order to uproot the corruption that has led to other killings. The story is based on David Grann’s 2011 New Yorker article “A Murder Foretold”.
Last November, it was first reported that Isaac, 37, had the offer, but had to sort out his 2016 schedule, which includes shooting the next installment in the “Star Wars” series, before committing. “A Foreigner” is set to film in the fall.