TWO legendary stars go against each other in a gripping and relevant action thriller from the director that helmed the Hollywood blockbuster film “Casino Royale”.
In “The Foreigner”, Jackie Chan plays Quan, a restaurant owner who lost his daughter in a politically-motivated bombing. In search of the people responsible, he seeks the assistance of Irish Deputy Minister, Liam Hennessy, played by Pierce Brosnan.
Jackie Chan, who is legendary for his explosive martial arts action sequences and larger-than-life performances readily accepted the challenge of playing a character that has “a quiet, almost solemn intensity”. He says, “Every year, I try to do something different… (this) will give audiences a chance to see another side of Jackie Chan.”
Meanwhile, this is Brosnan’s reunion movie with Martin Campbell who directed him in the 1995 James Bond movie, “Goldeneye”. Campbell is known for his expertise in storytelling, always capturing the character’s emotional high point within the scene.
With a brilliant cast and director, “The Foreigner” is nothing short of magic. Proudly presented by VIVAInternational Pictures and MVP Entertainment, it is showing in cinemas on October 18.