Black Bear Pictures announced today Guy Pearce (Iron Man 3) and Monica Bellucci (Spectre) will star alongside Liam Neeson (Taken trilogy) in Martin Campbell’s (Casino Royale, Goldeneye) Memory.
Harold Torres (El Chapo), Taj Atwal (Truth Seekers) and Ray Fearon (The Foreigner) have also joined the cast of the action-packed crime thriller penned by Dario Scardapane (Netflix’s The Punisher), based on the book De Zaak Alzheimer by Jef Geeraerts and the Belgian film The Memory of a Killer written and directed by Erik Van Looy and written by Carl Joos.
Memory follows Alex Lewis (Neeson), an expert assassin with a reputation for discreet precision. When Alex refuses to complete a job for a dangerous criminal organization, he becomes a target and must go on the hunt for those who want him dead. Veteran FBI agents Vincent Serra (Pearce), Linda Amistead (Atwal) and Mexican intelligence liaison Hugo Marquez (Torres) are brought in to investigate the trail of bodies, leading them closer to Alex, but also drawing the ire of local tech mogul Davana Sealman (Bellucci). With the crime syndicate and FBI in hot pursuit, Alex has the skills to stay ahead, except for one thing – he is struggling with severe memory loss, affecting his every move. As details blur and enemies close in, Alex must question his every action, and who he can ultimately trust.
Black Bear Pictures (I Care A Lot) is financing Memory. Academy Awards winning producer Cathy Schulman (Crash), through her Welle Entertainment banner, Rupert Maconick (Eddie the Eagle), Black Bear’s Michael Heimler (I Care A Lot), and Arthur Sarkissian (The Asset) are producing. Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman and Ben Stillman serve as Executive Producers alongside Peter Bouckaert and Rudy Durand. Principal photography is currently underway in Bulgaria.
SOURCE: Black Bear Pictures