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For some reason, I always thought Aaron Eckhart would make a pretty good shadowy spy character. Turns out he’s going to get that chance in “The Expatriate”. Or at least, his character used to be a shadowy spy character.
The film, set to be directed by Philipp Stolzl from a script by A.E. Amel, offers this little juicy plotline:
In The Expatriate, Eckhart plays a former CIA agent who hopes to make a fresh start with his estranged 15-year old daughter. He takes a job in Belgium as a security expert for a multinational corporation and arrives one day to find the corporation no longer exists, his coworkers are gone, and his assistant is really a trained operative out to kill him and his daughter. Father and daughter go on the run and must learn to trust each other, something that becomes difficult once she learns the truth about his shadowy past.
15-year olds and their trust issues. Am I right or am I right?
In any case, “The Expatriate” sounds like a slam-bang good time.