Brace yourselves for another action film starring the tall, dark, and scruffy Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The last time we saw him on the big screen it was in Warner Bros’ The Losers and according to Deadline he’s just signed on to star in another ass-kicking flick. It’s called The Courier, and it centers on the dangerous lifestyle of the average messenger — not!
According to the site, Morgan will star as the title character and executive produce the film which will be directed by Paradise Now helmer Hany Abu-Assad. The script was written by 3:10 to Yuma scribes Derek Haas and Michael Brandt and the story centers on “a courier who has taken on improbable missions and never missed a drop. He’s hired to deliver a briefcase to a notorious underworld figure that can’t be found. The courier finds himself pursued by corrupt cops, double-crossing feds and rival crime bosses.”
Do you guys smell that (*sniff, sniff)? It smells like The Transporter and there’s no Jason Statham in sight. If this film had any other actor in it besides Morgan, the premise would be a serious turn off because it’s been done to death.
Morgan’s just wrapped production on The Fields with Sam Worthington, and will shoot the Bruce Beresford film Peace, Love and Misunderstanding before he takes on The Courier.
What do you think of Morgan starring as The Courier? Are you interested in seeing the film?