Danny Dyer Will Be An Assassin

In a situation that's proper knotty

Hit men getting into trouble by A) retiring, B) entangling their personal lives with their work or C) both is such a cinematic standby, it’s a wonder the Assassin’s Union doesn’t make them all get insurance to cover it. Danny Dyer’s signed on to play just such a troubled killer in Assassin.

He’s only ticking one of the boxes in JK Amalou’s film, which finds him as a professional contract slayer who discovers his latest target is the estranged father of the girl he loves. What a palaver, eh? If only there was a proper agony advice column he could write to for a way out of the situation. Or maybe he could watch Grosse Point Blank for tips.

"JK has written a brilliantly slick script and I cannot wait to start work with him, he’s a force of nature of a filmmaker," producer Jonathan Sothcott says in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "I look forward to continuing building the new Danny Dyer brand with Assassin and Vendetta."

The latter is the latest collaboration between Dyer and producer Sothcott, which finds Dyer as a Special Forces interrogator getting vengeful on the gang who killed his parents – all the while trying not to be taken down by his old unit and the police.

Assassin is set for an August shoot.