Hitman Drama, ASHER, Casts Ron Perlman

He may not be Hellboy anymore beyond two great and memorable films, but Ron Perlman still stands out as one of the cinema’s best actors. Out of Cannes, the news now is he will be starring in the new drama, Asher, which XYZ Films took to Cannes over the week.

Perlman stars in the title role, former member of the Mossad now living an austere life in Brooklyn, New York City as a gun for hire. Upon a job that goes sideways, he breaks an oath he took as a young man when he meets a woman named Sophie, a preamble to Asher’s last ditch effort to kill the man he was in order to become the man he wants to be.

Also starring are Famke Janssen, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Facinelli, Jacqueline Bisset, Richard Schiff, Guy Burnet and Nadine Velazquez with Rob Roy helmer Michael Canton-Jones directing from. Jay Zaretsky’s script.

Perlman will produce via his Wing And A Prayer Pictures with Josh Crook, alongside Adam Folk of Bullet Pictures and Brian Wilkins of LINK Entertainment. Gersh and XYZ are handling domestic rights with the latter also executive producing. (Deadline)