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.