Asher is a former Mossad agent turned into a gun for rent, living an austere life in a constantly changing Brooklyn. As he approaches the end of his career, he breaks the oath he made as a young man when he meets Sophie in a success that went wrong. To have love in your life before it is too late, you must kill the man you were, to have the opportunity to become the man you want to be.
Initial release: December 7, 2018 (USA)
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Screenplay: Jay Zaretsky
Music composed by: Simon Boswell
Producers: Ron Perlman, Brian Wilkins, Josh Crook, Joseph Mensch, Adam Folk
Those who expected Ron Perlman to finally return as Doom’s Right Hand in Guillermo Del Toro’s Hellboy 3 received a death blow when it was decided that Lionsgate would restart the franchise instead, bringing Stranger Things star David Big to play against Big Red. Well, now the fans are offered a little relief with the news that Ron Perlman will return to the big screen as a hired hitman who is about to retire in Asher.
Momentum Pictures has released a trailer and a first-look poster for Asher, which shows Ron Perlman’s very special skills as a trained killer. The thriller hits theaters on December 7 this year. And for those agoraphobics out there who are afraid in the local cinema, the action drama will also have a simultaneous release in VOD and digital HD.
Michael Caton-Jones is directing Asher from a screenplay by Jay Zaretsky. Michael Caton-Jones is a long-time Hollywood veteran, making his theatrical debut with the 1989 Scandal thriller, starring John Hurt, Joanne Whalley and Bridget Fonda, with a memorable appearance by Ian McKellan. He has directed directly to hits such as Memphis Belle in 1990, the comedy Doc Hollywood by Michael J. Fox in 1991 and the 1993 drama Boys Boys Life, which combined Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Other films featured on the Michael Caton-Jones résumé include Rob Roy by Liam Neeson, The Jackal, who joined Bruce Willis and Richard Gere, and Robert DeNiro’s thriller City by the Sea. The filmmaker also has the dubious distinction of being the guy who directed Basic Instinct 2, which has become one of the most infamous sequels of all time.