According to The Hollywood Reporter, Transformers vet Josh Duhamel has been tapped for the leading role in an upcoming action comedy, titled London Calling. Duhamel is set to portray a mediocre hitman named Tommy Ward.
Besides the Shotgun Wedding star, Game of Thrones alum Aidan Gillen, It films star Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Suits alum Rick Hoffman have also joined the project. Production on London Calling is currently underway in South Africa.
What to expect in London Calling?
“The film follows a mediocre hitman who accidentally kills a relative of London’s biggest crime boss (Gillen), forcing him to go on the run and landing him in L.A., far away from his London-based son,” reads the synopsis. “To get back, Tommy makes a deal with his new employer (Hoffman): In exchange for safe passage, he agrees to teach his socially awkward teenage son Julian (Taylor) to be a man. But Tommy’s teachable moments include taking Julian to work, including on his latest contract killing of a renowned assassin.”
London Calling is being directed and produced by Allan Ungar (Bandit) from a screenplay written by Omer Levin Menekse and Quinn Wolfe. Producers are Delon Bakker, Kyle Ambrose, Ryan Winterstern, Nathan Klingher, Mark Fasano, Apur Parikh and Julia Sandberg Hansson. In addition to starring, Duhamel is also executive producing along with Taylor, Ford Corbett, Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier, Henry Winterstern, Josh Harris, Jatin Desai, Greg Friedman, Tracy Taylor and Kelli Kaye.