Guy Pearce's Traitor plot
I love Guy Pearce, I think he's a stunning actor and even more amusing that he came from the Australian soap Neighbours and became such a huge actor. It's strange that the show also brought us Russell Crowe, Kylie, Danni Minogue, Holly Valance, Jason Donovan, Natalie Imbruglia, Delta Goodrem and Mark Little.
His new film is called Traitor and the plot has been revealed online, an exciting sounding plot it is too.
Guy Pearce plays an FBI agent called Roy Clayton. He's heading up an investigation into an international conspiracy (when are they not?) and it looks like the entire thing is pointing back to a former U.S. Special Operations officer Samir Horn, played by Don Cheadle. Here's the rest from Scott over at MoviesOnline:
“A mysterious figure with a web of connections to terrorist organizations, Horn has a knack for emerging on the scene just as a major operation goes down. The inter-agency task force looking into the case meets with Carter (Jeff Daniels), a veteran CIA contractor who seemingly has his own agenda and Max Archer (Neal McDonough), a fellow FBI agent. The task force links Horn to a prison break in Yemen, a bombing in Nice and a raid in London, but a tangle of contradictory evidence emerges, forcing Clayton to question whether his quarry is a disaffected former military operative—or something far more complicated. Obsessed with discovering the truth, Clayton tracks Horn across the globe as the elusive exsoldier burrows deeper and deeper into a world of shadows and intrigue.”
That sounds good. Like Scott I'm a huge fan of thrillers, especially ones with politics, spies, agents, cops, average guy caught up in a...just anything like that, and this sounds like a strong one. MoviesOnline also have a couple of publicity photos from Traitor.
There's also the fact that Don Cheadle, Neal McDonough and the seemingly unusually cast Jeff Daniels as a character who could well turn out to be on the wrong side of that grey line are cast that makes it more interesting. That seems like great casting.