Samuel L. Jackson is currently in discussions to take on the role of the President of the United States in an upcoming action-packed thriller titled “The Beast.” This exciting cinematic venture pairs him up with Joel Kinnaman, known for his role in “Suicide Squad,” and the prospect of their collaboration promises an electrifying movie experience.
The movie derives its name from a rather ominous moniker: “The Beast.” In the context of the film, this term refers to the presidential limousine, an imposing and virtually impenetrable vehicle affectionately named so by the Secret Service. This high-tech beast is equipped with an arsenal of weapons, including grenades, shotguns, armor plating, and top-notch bullet- and bombproofing.
The plot of “The Beast” revolves around a gripping scenario: when a clandestine militia of unidentified adversaries orchestrates a coup against the United States, President Jackson’s character finds himself confronted with the full extent of “The Beast’s” highly classified offensive capabilities. Separated from his wife amidst this chaos, the President embarks on a journey of self-discovery and personal transformation, as he must learn to harness both “The Beast” and the inner demons within himself to not only safeguard his own life but also protect Secret Service agent Taft, portrayed by Joel Kinnaman, and ultimately, the nation itself.
James Madigan, a seasoned filmmaker with experience in high-octane productions like “The Meg” and “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” is set to direct the movie, ensuring that the action sequences and suspense will be nothing short of extraordinary. The screenplay, penned by Umair Aleem of “Kate” fame, promises a riveting narrative that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
Adding to the star-studded lineup, the project is being produced by the acclaimed director Peter Berg, known for his work on films like “Lone Survivor,” “Patriots Day,” and “Friday Night Lights.” This collaboration of creative talents only adds to the anticipation surrounding “The Beast.”
Interestingly, this won’t be Samuel L. Jackson’s first time stepping into the shoes of the President; he previously portrayed the Commander-in-Chief in the 2014 film “Big Game.” With his return to presidential duties, it’s safe to say that Jackson has been “elected” for a second term in the cinematic realm, and fans can look forward to yet another memorable performance from this iconic actor.