Paul Schrader Worships “The Jesuit”

Paul Schrader (“Affliction,” “American Gigolo”) has penned the script and is attached to direct the thriller “The Jesuit” for Maya Entertainment and Open Window Films.

The story follows a reformed South Texan prisoner with a violent past trying to reunite with his wife and young son. When she is brutally killed and the boy kidnapped, he abandons his dreams of happiness and returns to what he knows best – violence that made him the most feared man in the state.

Willem Dafoe, Michelle Rodriguez, Paz Vega and Manolo Cardona are set to star in the film which begins shooting in March.