Beyond Deceit: film project announced in Berlin

Beyond Deceit: film project announced in Berlin

The Hollywood Reporter has shared news about a third new film project for Dan - Beyond Deceit.

Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Dan Stevens, Malin Akerman and Byung-hun Lee are in final negotiations to star in Beyond Deceit, a legal thriller that will mark the directorial debut of screenwriter Shintaro Shimosawa. Veteran producer Jonathan Sanger, whose credits range from The Elephant Man and Flight of the Navigator to Vanilla Sky and The Producers, is producing the project which is being introduced to buyers at the European Film Market by Ellen Wander of Film Bridge International.

Written by Adam Mason and Simon Boyes with a rewrite by Shimosawa, the script tells of an ambitious young lawyer (Stevens) who takes on a big case against a ruthless executive of a pharmaceutical company, only to find himself drawn into a murder case in which he is the prime suspect. Hopkins will play the big pharma exec while Pacino will play the head of the law firm who is also Stevens’ mentor. (Deceit will mark the first time the two screen legends will be in a movie together.) READ MORE Berlin: Download THR's Day 2 Daily Akerman will play Stevens’ ex-girlfriend who mysterious returns into his life while Lee acts as a hit man.

A March start in New Orleans is being planned.

Edited to add - this film has been recast March 2015, as filming dates clashed with Beauty and the Beast Dan is no longer attached.

Photos of Dan attending a High Maintenance Screening in NY yesterday have been shared on Getty Images.

 

 

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Fabulous! Looks like Dan is well on his way up the Hollywood ladder. And getting to work with such renowned actors - Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino and Richard Gere! I'm especially excited about "Beyond Deceit" but of course I want to see all of them!

So busy!

So, 3 new films for Dan! Brilliant news! Looking forward to seeing each and very one of them, and hoping for more audio & maybe some theatre work this year?

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This is quite thrilling news. Absolutely delighted for Dan. Everything is falling into place for him. Warmest good wishes with all forthcoming projects. PG

Totally agree!

At last he's getting pithy plots! This sounds really good...

All the best to Dan. I totally agree!

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