Tom Wilkinson Joins The Samaritan The actor joins Samuel L. Jackson in the indie thriller directed by David Weaver. Movieweb Contributor — April 12, 2011 Facebook Twitter Reddit Email Comment Tom Wilkinson has signed on for the indie thriller The Samaritan, starring Samuel L. Jackson. David Weaver directs from a script he co-wrote with Elan Mastai. In the film, Samuel L. Jackson stars as a former grifter who sets out to put his life of crime behind him after serving a 20-year prison sentence. Tom Wilkinson will play a crime boss. The Samaritan will film in Toronto and Rio de Janeiro.