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Danny Dyer Will Be An Assassin
In a situation that's proper knotty

05 July 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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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.


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Stick him in a headlock. More

Posted by hellboy_jnr at 20:22 on 07 July 2013 | Report This Post

RE: If Danny Dyer is in it...
Calling Danny Dyer a brand is an insult to brands everywhere. And a teeny wee bit pretentious. More

Posted by Shifty Bench at 00:12 on 07 July 2013 | Report This Post

If Danny Dyer is in it...
.... it will be total shite. More

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RE: 'The Danny Dyer Brand'...
L: Cool Breeze Seriously why do they keep hiring this twat? Hes a terrible actor and an even worse human being. Yes, they should hire Mel Gibson. He gets a pass from you despite being sub human scum, right? More

Posted by MonsterCat at 21:20 on 05 July 2013 | Report This Post

RE: 'The Danny Dyer Brand'...
L: Cool Breeze Seriously why do they keep hiring this twat? Hes a terrible actor and an even worse human being. greed, but is he worse than Jonathan Rhys Meyers? Or Colin Farrell? More

Posted by Scruffybobby at 19:49 on 05 July 2013 | Report This Post

RE: 'The Danny Dyer Brand'...
Danny Dyer will be a muppet... More

Posted by sanchia at 19:20 on 05 July 2013 | Report This Post

RE: 'The Danny Dyer Brand'...
Seriously why do they keep hiring this twat? Hes a terrible actor and an even worse human being. More

Posted by Cool Breeze at 14:40 on 05 July 2013 | Report This Post

'The Danny Dyer Brand'...
...awesome (chuckle). Anybody who refers to anyone (especially themselves) as a brand is an idiot. More

Posted by spideed2 at 12:13 on 05 July 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Danny Dyer Will Be An Assassin
Oh well at least its not a picture of another fucking car. More

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RE: Danny Dyer Will Be An Assassin
Should have kept it as Danny Dyer will be an Ass, at least that's one role he might be convincing in. .... More

Posted by Dannybohy at 08:45 on 05 July 2013 | Report This Post

Ohh Danny Dyer! (high pitch voice)
Can't wait for the Mark Kermode review. Bring on the rant! More

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