Tom Wilkinson Joins “The Samaritan”

Tom Wilkinson will join Samuel L. Jackson in the indie thriller “The Samaritan” says Variety.

Jackson stars as a former grifter who sets out to put his life of crime behind him after serving a two decade-long prison sentence. Wilkinson will play a crime boss.

David Weaver directs from a script he co-wrote with Elan Mastai. Andras Ha- mori, Suzanne Cheriton and Tony Wosk will produce.

Shooting will kick off in Toronto and Rio de Janiero shortly for a release in early 2012.