Adrien Brody Will Become The Courier for Russell Mulcahy
by Alex Billington
October 27, 2008
Adrien Brody has joined the action film The Courier as the lead character. Brody will play a daredevil carrier pursued across the country by corrupt cops and rival crime bosses when he has to deliver a briefcase to a notorious underworld figure who can't be found. Sounds quite similar to Transporter. The film was written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, the duo who wrote Wanted and 3:10 to Yuma, and is being directed by Russell Mulcahy, of Resident Evil: Extinction previously. Production will begin in January in Louisiana and Las Vegas, which means we can probably expect this to end up at some point in Vegas.
I would usually be quick to shrug off this film, given Russell Mulcahy is directing, but with Brody involved, I'm actually going to take a closer look. Although I've always loved Brody, his performance in Rian Johnson's The Brothers Bloom this year really made me respect him quite a bit. And I can't really see him just taking on a bad role, which is why I've got a feeling this may be more than that. I'm hoping this is Mulcahy's break out gig, since Brody is a great actor and Brandt/Haas are great writers and I'd really like to see this turn out amazing. So far the story sounds a bit bland, but I'm sure more will be revealed soon enough.