Aaron Eckhart joins The Expatriate November 5, 2010 Eckhart joins CIA action pic The Expatriate Aaron Eckhart has joined the castif CIA action pic The Expatriate. Based on an original screenplay by A.E. Amel, the film follows a former CIA agent – played by Eckhart – who hopes to make a fresh start with his estranged 15-year-old daughter. Moving to Belgium to work as a security expert, he soon discovers that his colleagues have mysteriously vanished and a trained operative is intent on killing both him and his daughter. Philipp Stolzl (“North Face” ) will helm the pic in both Belgium and Montreal.