Freeman is Wanted at Universal

Morgan Freeman is in final talks to star opposite James McAvoy in Universal Pictures’ Wanted, a sci-fi actioner that will mark the English-language debut of Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov.

Wanted is based on Mark Millar’s explosive graphic novel series, published by Top Cow. The story follows a put-upon man (McAvoy) who discovers that his long-lost father is an assassin. After his dad is murdered, the son is recruited into a covert organization of killers and trained to follow in his father’s footsteps.

Freeman will play Sloan, the lead assassin who trains McAvoy.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter