Deadline is reporting that actor Aaron Eckhart will star in the new thriller The Expatriate for Informant Media.

Aaron Eckhart will portray a former CIA operative who leaves the agency to try and start a new live with his estranged teenage daughter. He takes a job in Belgium as a security consultant and, one day arrives at work only to find that the company no longer exists and his assistant is really an assassin trying to kill him. The father and daughter go on the run together, only the daughter has trouble trusting him after she discovers his shadowy past.

Philipp Stölzl (North Face) will direct the movie from a script by A.E. Amel. Production will start early next year on location in Belgium and Montreal.