Fast Charlie, James Caan’s next film, is due out in 2023


James Caan, who died Wednesday night, will have at least one more performance in a film called “Fast Charlie” which hits screens next year through distributor Screen Media.

“Fast Charlie” is directed by Phillip Noyce and co-stars Pierce Brosnan and Morena Baccarin. A representative from Screen Media told TheWrap that the project is complete and Caan has completed work on the film. They are planning a release for “Fast Charlie” for 2023. Filming took place earlier this year.

“Fast Charlie” is based on the novel “Gun Monkeys” by author Victor Gischler, which was nominated for an Edgar Award for the book. Caan stars in the crime drama adaptation as an aging mob boss who is killed only to have his death avenged by his loyal friend and gunslinger, played by Brosnan. Here is the full synopsis:

Charlie Swift (Brosnan) worked for his aging mob boss Stan (Caan) for 20 years, deftly operating as a prolific fixer and efficient hitman. When a rival boss moves in to take out Stan and his entire team, he fails to clean up the team. Now alone, Charlie will stop at nothing to avenge his friend and has no intention of leaving anyone alive.

Baccarin plays the female lead, Marcie, a quick-witted ex-wife of a gangster killed by Charlie. She forms an unexpected pair with Charlie in her revenge against the rival mob. Noyce directed the film from a script by Lee Goldberg and Richard Wenk.

Caan died Wednesday night at 82 and was known for playing the badass in classics as varied as ‘The Godfather’ and ‘Thief’, as well as movies like ‘Brian’s Song’, ‘Misery’ and ‘Elf’. “. Caan’s other more recent roles include ‘The Wrong Boyfriend’ and 2015’s ‘Sicilian Vampire’; “JL Ranch”, “Good Enough”, “The Good Neighbor” in 2016; and “The Red Maple Leaf” and “Undercover Grandpa” in 2017.

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