The Protege: The action movie filmed in Romania, with Maggie Q, Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson is now in cinemas!
The Protégé - directed by Martin Campbell and co-produced with Frame Film, the producers of the Las Fierbinți series - is one of the largest productions filmed in Romania in recent years.
The Protégé stars Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson and Maggie Q and is directed by one of the masters of action movies Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, Casino Royale, Edge of Darkness, The Mask of Zorro).
Written by Richard Wenk, The Protégé (the working title was The Asset) is centered on the story of a young woman named Anna (Maggie Q), saved as a child by the legendary assassin Moody (Samuel L. Jackson) and trained to become one of the the best paid assassins in the world. When Moody is murdered, Anna searches for the killer to get revenge and everything turns into a game of seduction and domination against an enigmatic killer (Michael Keaton).
The cast also includes a series of Romanian actors, among them Florin Piersic Jr, Tudor Chirilă, George Piştereanu and Cosmin Dominte.
From the Romanian side for Frame Film, the producers are: Andrei Boncea (Amen, Callas Forever, Joyeux Noel, California Dreamin', The Wanderers), Dragoș Buliga (Las Fierbinți, The Wanderers) and Gabriel Popescu (Bunraku, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot, Dark is Rising).
Prorom and Ro Image will release The Protégé in Romanian cinemas starting August 27.