The Kill Room script had to be rewritten in ONE DAY because of Samuel L. Jackson
The official premise for the movie reads:
'A hitman teams up with an art dealer for a money-laundering scheme that unwittingly turns him into an avant-garde sensation.'
Jackson plays the role of Gordon Davis in The Kill Room, but it was previously written as a 72-year-old man named Herschel. It was only a call from Thurman that led to the role being completely changed, according to director Nicol Paone.
"That role is really interesting because it was written as Herschel, a 72-year-old Jewish man," Paone explained to Collider.
"And when we were discussing the casting, Uma texted me, 'Is Sam Jackson an option?' And I was like, 'Are you kidding? Of course.'
"And so Jonathan (Jacobson) and I had a day to rewrite the script before the Christmas break to get it to Sam."
Art dealer Patrice teams up with deadly assassin Reggie and his boss Gordon on a money laundering heist that takes on a life of its own. While committing the crime, the assassin's art is noticed and he turns into an art sensation. This puts Patrice in the crosshairs and must make quick decisions as she faces her own world and the seedy underworld she accidentally unleashed.
Paone revealed that she had to spend part of her Christmas period finishing the script - at the expense of meeting her fiance's family!
"I was also meeting my fiancée's family that day over Christmas, and so I basically had to go in, say hello, and while they were off doing Christmassy things, I had to take over their bedroom and rewrite the script frantically for Samuel L. Jackson to give it to before the break," she added.
"It’s a great problem to have."
The Kill Room has received mixed-to-positive reviews so far.
Kill Room, The
Comedy / Crime
2023 • 98 minutes