Wanted is the first English-language film by Russian screen-writer Timur Bekmambetov, and stars James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, and Common. It revolves around an apathetic 25-year-old (McAvoy) who discovers that his murdered father was a member of the Fraternity, a society of assassins with special powers. A woman named Fox (Jolie) lures him in to the Fraternity, which trains him how to use his formerly dormant powers to avenge his father's death. The film is based on the graphic novel series created by Mark Millar.
"Having seen it, it is just the perfect summer property," said Universal's president of distribution Nikki Rocco.