The film is being directed by Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer, City of Lies, The Infiltrator), who also penned the screenplay alongside Jess Fuerst (co-producer of Furman films City of Lies and The Infiltrator).
As reported by Deadline, the plot tells of…
The Bokushi (Foxx), who preaches to hundreds of veterans who have been drawn to the promise of protection and purpose under him. Surrounded by his devout military-trained followers, he has built an impenetrable fortress and amassed an arsenal of weapons. After several failed infiltration attempts, the government – in the form of military operative Emmanuel Ashburn (De Niro) – recruits Nash Cavanaugh (Eastwood), an ex-special forces asset, who was once a disciple of The Bokushi. Nash agrees to use his vulnerable past and insider knowledge of the enigmatic leader to finally get revenge on the man who took everything from him, including the love of his life.
In a statement, Furman described Tin Soldier as “an original story about struggle, sacrifice and the power of love and acceptance,” adding that the film would hold “awe-inspiring settings and set pieces built for the big screen.” And regarding the line-up of stars he has aboard: “To collaborate with a cast of this caliber is beyond humbling. The individual inspiration they have brought to each role is like nothing I have seen before.”
The project is being taken to the Cannes market, where it’s expected to easily pick up buyers.