Gleeson, Irons Join “Assassin’s Creed” Film

Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson are joining the cast of Justin Kurzel’s “Assassin’s Creed” film at 20th Century Fox, New Regency, UbiSoft Motion Pictures, RatPac and Alpha Pictures.

Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard star in the live-action adaptation of the popular Ubisoft video game series. Over 91 million units of the games have sold so far.

The story follows a man who learns he is a descendant of a master assassin who was part of a secret society of professional killers. With the use of an Animus machine, he is able to see into the past of his descendant.

Gleeson and Irons will play the fathers of Fassbender and Cotillard’s characters respectively.

Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Michael Lesslie scripted the film while Frank Marshall, Arnon Milchan, Jean-Julien Baronnet, Conor McCaughan, Fassbender and Pat Crowley are producing.

Source: Deadline