Michael Keaton

Source: Courtesy of FilmNation Entertainment

Michael Keaton

Fresh details have emerged on Michael Keaton’s feature directorial debut Knox Goes Away, which has wrapped production with a starry cast.

Keaton stars in the noir thriller alongside James Marsden, Marcia Gay Harden, Suzy Nakamura, Joanna Kulig, Ray McKinnon, John Hoogenakker, Lela Loren and Al Pacino.

Keaton plays John Knox, a contract killer diagnosed with an aggressive form of dementia who vows to spend his final days attempting to redeem himself by saving the life of his estranged adult son (Marsden). He finds himself in a race against the authorities as well as the ticking clock of his own deteriorating mind.

FilmNation, ICM Partners – now owned by CAA – and Verve introduced the project to buyers in Cannes this year. Gregory Poirier wrote the screenplay and producers are Brookstreet’s Trevor Mathews and Nick Gordon, Sugar23’s Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta, and Keaton.

“Original noir thrillers like this are a rarity nowadays, so as producers, and movie lovers, we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this project,” said Brookstreet and Sugar23. “With Michael Keaton both behind and in front of the camera, combined with the rest of our gifted cast and crew, the audience is in for a real treat.”

Carter Stanton serves as executive producer for Brookstreet and Jillian Kay for Sugar23. Brookstreet Pictures is financing Knox Goes Away with Three Point Capital, with Viviana Zarragoitia, Ali Jazayeri, David Gendron and Michael Hansen also serving as executive producers.

Film Nation represents International rights and CAA Media Finance and Verve Ventures co-represent US rights.