Paul Schrader to direct Michelle Rodriguez and Willem Dafoe in The Jesuit
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Paul Schrader has made a deal with Maya Entertainment and Open Window Films to direct THE JESUIT, of which he is also the screenwriter. Michelle Rodriguez, Willem Dafoe, Paz Vega and Manola Cardona are supposedly already attached to star in this film. The story is described as:
In The Jesuit’, a man comes out of prison in south Texas: ‘Neto’ wants only a new life, far removed from his violent past. Just when it seems he might regain his wife and ten-year old son, she is brutally murdered and the boy kidnapped. Neto must abandon his dream of happiness in an explosive return to methods that made him the most feared man in Texas, and earned him the nickname…the Jesuit.
Production on the film will begin March 2011. Paul Schrader is the same guy who wrote classics such as: TAXI DRIVER, AMERICAN GIGOLO and RAGING BULL, so this will be a well written film. Now we just gotta see how well it will all turn out.