Ron Perlman, best known for the “Hellboy” movies, “Sons of Anarchy,” “Beauty and the Beast” and recently, the Crackle series “StartUp,” will play the title role of an Israeli Mossad agent turned hitman in the action drama “Asher.” Perlman also produced the film in addition to playing an aging assassin at a crossroads as he nears the end of his career.
Directed by Michael Caton-Jones (“The Jackal,” “Rob Roy”) and written by Jay Zaretsky in his feature debut, “Asher” co-stars Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Facinelli, Famke Janssen and Jacqueline Bisset. The cast also features Perlman’s daughter Blake in a supporting role. She previously appeared her dad’s film “Hellboy 2: The Golden Army” and his series “Hand of God.”
Despite the Israeli names of many of the characters, the movie wasn’t shot in Israel but in locations in and around Syracuse, N.Y. It’s set for release Dec. 7.