Michael Keaton will star in and direct “Knox Goes Away.”
The 70-year-old actor will be both in front of and behind the camera in the dark thriller, which was written by Gregory Poirier.
The film centers on a hitman who, after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of dementia, is offered the opportunity to redeem himself by saving the life of his estranged adult son.
But he must race against the police closing in on him as well as the time spinning in his rapidly declining mind.
The film is produced by Brookstreet’s Trevor Matthew and Nick Gordon and Sugar23’s Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta. Filming will begin in Los Angeles at the end of August.
Michael is set to reprise the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in upcoming ‘The Flash’ and ‘Batgirl’ movies and says his priority was to make a good movie as he reprized the role.
He said, “It has to be good. There’s no reason to do it if it’s not good. I really won’t change a thing.”
Keaton explained that he was tempted to return as Batman even before Warner Bros. don’t approach him to appear in “The Flash”.
He recalled: “I thought, ‘Boy, what would that be like? And then, coincidentally, there were whispers, and I got a call from Warner Bros. They wanted to talk to me about something and there were hints of Batman.”
The ‘Beetlejuice’ star revealed he had “fun” on the blockbuster and praised director Andy Muschietti’s work.
Michael said: “I just jumped in and had fun. And why wouldn’t you? You know, I mean director Andy Muschietti is fantastic and it’s really creative. I don’t know . It’s funny.”