Nicolas Cage has signed on to Tokarev, playing the lead role of Paul Maguire in the thriller. Tokarev tells the tale of Maguire, a former crook trying to find his daughter’s kidnappers and avoid falling back into his past. Spain’s Paco Cabezas is slated to make his North American directorial debut with the Hannibal Classics film from a screenplay by Jim Agnew and Sean Keller. Hannibal’s Richard Rionda Del Castro will produce with North by Northwest Entertainment. Cage, Patricia Eberle, Richard Salvatore, Mike Nilon, Hayley Magouirk, Jim Agnew, Sean Keller, Cam Cannon, David Milner and Martin J. Barab are executive producing. Hannibal Classics is handling worldwide sales and is selling the film in Berlin. Cabezas is repped by WME and Echo Lake Entertainment. Cage is repped by CAA and Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin.
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