The titular character of The Contractor is James Harper ( Chris Pine ). As a sergeant in the US Army, he was badly injured in the knee during the war. During the rehab phase, the pain was so unbearable that he had to numb it with illegally obtained drugs. When that came out during a routine investigation, he was dismissed from the service – without notice and without compensation or entitlement to a pension. A heavy blow for Harper, who is already in debt and no longer knows how to support his family.
At the funeral of an old comrade he meets his once best friend Mike Denton ( Ben Foster ). He tells him about a private security company he works for. The boss of the company ( Kiefer Sutherland ) is always looking for highly educated people like him to carry out well-paid foreign assignments on behalf of the government. He applies and gets his first job right away. It’s about tailing a Syrian-born biochemist ( Fares Fares ) in Berlin. However, Harper soon discovers that he has fallen into a deadly conspiracy…
“The Contractor” hits theaters nationwide on April 14, 2022.
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Tarik Saleh directed The Contractor . After «The Nile Hilton Affair», «Contempt», the animation title «Metropia» and episodes of such US hit series as «Westworld» or «Ray Donovan», the Swede made his first feature film in English here. JP Davis wrote the screenplay . Its next script — the actioner «The Plane» — has just been shot with, among others, Gerard Butler in Puerto Rico and could be in cinemas this year.
Chris Pine, who became world famous as Captain Kirk in the «Star Trek» reboot films by JJ Abrams, plays the title role of the ex-soldier desperately fighting for his life. The Californian has also appeared in Wonder Woman, Hell Or High Water and the Netflix adventure Outlaw King. One week before The Contractor hits theaters, Pine will premiere the agent thriller All The Old Knives on April 8, 2022 on Amazon Prime Video.
It also stars Ben Foster («Death Train to Yuma»), Gillian Jacobs from the hit sitcom Community, 24 hero Kiefer Sutherland and Eddie Marsan («Ray Donovan»). A few international stars are also on the cast list: such as the German Nina Hoss («Barbara», «Pelikanblut»), Saleh’s great Swedish compatriot Fares Fares from «Kops» and «Jalla! Jalla!” and the French Amira Casar , known from, among other things, “Call Me By Your Name” or the historical series “Versailles”.
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