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Daniel Espinosa to helm THE OUTSIDER, Michael Fassbender eyed to star

Joshua Brunsting

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March 2nd, 2012

From a Denzel Washington-starring chase film, to a Yakuza crime film.  Talk about a one-two punch for director Daniel Espinosa.

It appears as though the SNABBA CASH and SAFE HOUSE helmer is in talks to take on WB’s upcoming film THE OUTSIDER, based on the Black Listed script from Andrew Baldwin.  The film follows the story of a POW in Osaka, who becomes a cohort of the Yakuza. 

Variety furthers the story Deadline broke, revealing that Michael Fassbender is being eyed to star in the film.  Personally, while I haven’t seen SNABBA yet (that film should hit sometime this summer from The Weinstein Company), I do have high hopes for both Espinosa and this film in general.  I found SAFE HOUSE to be a flawed, but fun little actioner, and this sounds like it could be just that.  Toss in Fassbender, and you have a film that’s got huge potential for greatness here.

What do you think?

Source: Deadline / Variety

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