The story centers on Aaron Eckhart's character, a former CIA agent who tries to reconnect with his young daughter. He discovers that his assistant is really an assassin trying to kill him, and must go on the run with his daughter. Liana Liberato will play the teenage daughter, while Olga Kurylenko will portray a spy and former love of Aaron Eckhart's character who helps the father and daughter escape.
Philipp Stölzl is directing The Expatriate from a screenplay by A.E. Amel. Production is currently under way in Montreal, Canada.