Begin to line up names following the inclusions of Timothy Olyphant and Dougray Scott, the filmmakers of "Hitman" have successfully enticed the likes of Olga Kurylenko, Robert Knepper, Ulrich Thomsen, and Michael Offei to gather together in the film's cast, Variety has learned.
Adapted from the Eidos popular video game, the thriller finds Olyphant assuming the role of Agent 47 who is hired by a group dubbed "The Agency" to kill targets for cash. Things, however, go awry for him as he later ends up being chased by Interpol and the Russian military as well as Scott's character.
Filming on the movie is due to start this week in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia to then shift to South Africa, Istanbul, St. Petersburg, and London. French filmmaker Xavier Gens is in charge to direct with Skip Woods penning the script and Luc Besson producing for 20th Century Fox via his Europa Corp alongside Chuck Gordon and Adrian Askarieh.