While promoting his newest film, Starter for 10, James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland) dropped a few tidbits about his next project, Wanted. It's based on the Top Cow comic book miniseries by Mark Milar and illustrator J.G. Jones.
Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch) is directing the film, which gets underway in mid-April. "That is something I'm excited about; it's a continued variation in one's career is exciting for me. I'm never going to get offered a job like that again, so I took it."
James is playing the lead, "A guy named Wesley Gibson, whose father is murdered and is afforded the opportunity to gain revenge." The main plot of the film centers on Wesley, whose father was a super-villainous assassin; he follows in his footsteps after his dad is murdered and is trained by the father's former partner, Sloan (played by Morgan Freeman in the movie).