Jeffrey Dean Morgan Becomes A “Courier”

Jeffrey Dean Morgan (“Watchmen,” “P.S. I Love You”) has signed on for the lead role in the action thriller “The Courier” according to Deadline.

Morgan plays a renegade courier who takes on near-impossible assignments but has always succeeded. His latest job is delivering a briefcase to a mysterious crime lord whom no-one can find.

He soon finds cops, FBI agents and rival underworld bosses are in pursuit of both him and the difficult-to-find recipient. Adrien Brody was previously linked to the project a few years back.

Hany Abu-Assad (“Paradise Now”) directs from a script by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (“Wanted”). Shooting kicks off next month in New Orleans.