Samuel L. Jackson Heads Cast of Bob Rafelson's 'No Good Deed' Thriller21 Jun, 2001 By: Hive News
Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich and Stellan Skarsgard will star in Seven Arts Pictures' dark thriller No Good Deed for director Bob Rafelson, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
No Good Deed begins am eight-week shoot on location in Montreal in July.
Based on Dashiell Hammett's short story, "House on Turk Street," the film is about a San Francisco policeman (Jackson) about to take an overdue vacation when he stumbles upon an international ring of bond thieves, led by Jovovich and Skarsgard.
Christopher Canaan, who created the series "Walker, Texas Ranger," adapted Deed for the big screen, says the Reporter. Herb Nanas and Barry Berg are producing the $15 million-$20 million budgeted project. Peter Hoffman and Sam Perlmutter are executive producing. ICM will be representing the film's U.S. distribution rights with Hoffman's Seven Arts.
Rafelson, who last directed 1997's Blood and Wine, has directed such classics as King of Marvin Gardens and Five Easy Pieces.
According to the Reporter, Jackson next stars in Paramount's Changing Lanes, Fox's Star Wars: Episode II and the indie feature 51st State.
Jovovich next stars in Paramount's Zoolander and the indie features You Stupid Man, Dummy and Resident Evil.
Skarsgard next stars in Columbia Pictures' The Glass House, MGM's Beneath the Banyan Trees and the indie feature Taking Sides.