Bruce Willis to Star in Small Action Thriller 'The Prince' for Lionsgate
by Ethan Anderton
September 9, 2013
Though Bruce Willis recently proclaimed his boredom with action movies after opting out of The Expendables 3, the Looper and Die Hard franchise star is taking on a low budget action thriller next. News out of Toronto pegs Willis as starring in The Prince for Lionsgate Films and Grindstone with Emmett/Furla Films producing and financing. Sarik Andreasyan (American Heist) will direct this story of a retired Las Vegas mob enforcer forced to return to the city and face his former enemies when his teenage daughter goes missing. However, Willis will not be taking the protagonist role this time around.
In this script from Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore (Red Dawn), Willis will instead be playing a man who has been waiting for this mob enforcer to return to town, and is ready for a confrontation. This could be the start of Willis taking on more low profile roles following his run in big films like RED 2 and A Good Day to Die Hard. As we talked about previously, his break from big action movies before resulted in The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, The Whole Nine Yards and The Kid, each solid films in their own right. It would be nice to see him dig into some meatier roles where he doesn't just have to shoot guns and make explosions, so we'll be paying attention to see how this one turns out.