Assassin, the final previously announced film starring Bruce Willis, has received an official release date. The actor, who first rose to fame thanks to his role in the sitcom Moonlighting, has been an action and drama star since his lead role in the smash hit 1988 film Die Hard, holding roles in popular films including Pulp Fiction and The Sixth Sense. Last March, Willis’ family announced that he had retired from acting after a diagnosis of aphasia, and a health update last week revealed that he had also been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.
Per Collider, Assassin is now set to release on March 31. The release will be day-and-date, so the film will be available in certain theaters as well as VOD on the same day. This is the same weekend as the release of the fantasy epic Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, so it could provide some solid counter-programming for the more family-friendly outing.
Everything We Know About Assassin
Assassin is one of a string of lower-budget action films that Willis made in the late 2010s and early 2020s. Other titles in this vein included Midnight in the Switchgrass, Fortress, and Vendetta. This particular outing is the debut directorial feature from Jesse Atlas, who co-wrote the film with Aaron Wolfe, adapting their 2017 short film Let Them Die Like Lovers.
The film is centered around a futuristic technology that allows people to carry out undercover missions using a microchip that allows them to take over other people’s bodies. Willis plays Valmora, the leader of the operation that uses this technology. Assassin also stars Legends of Tomorrow‘s Dominic Purcell, Coming 2 America‘s Nomzamo Mbatha, and Luke Cage‘s Mustafa Shakir.
Considering the fact that Bruce Willis has starred in nearly two dozen similar films since 2020, it remains to be seen if Assassin can garner much audience interest. However, the fact that it is the final film of his that was known to be in development may boost its status over its peers. Fans of the star may want to honor his Hollywood legacy by witnessing what could be his final released performance.
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