Iconic assassin is revealed in new still… Official first look at ‘Homeland’ star Rupert Friend as the titular assassin, courtesy of IGN. Currently in production in Europe, ‘Agent 47’ is the follow-up to the 2007 Xavier Gens-directed film ‘Hitman,’ which starred Timothy Olyphant. Click for larger version Featuring a script by Kyle Ward (‘Machete Kills’), Michael Finch (‘Predators’), and Skip Woods (‘Sabotage’), ‘Agent 47’ follows the bald, genetically engineered, elite assassin (Friend) as he finds himself tasked with protecting a waitress targeted by a group known as the Syndicate, although she may be more than she seems. The action thriller is based on IO Interactive and Square Enix’s bestselling video game ‘Hitman,’ which has sold 21 million units to date. The latest and most successful instalment in the series, 2012’s ‘Hitman: Absolution,’ has sold 10 million units. ‘Agent 47’ marks the feature directorial debut of commercial director Aleksander Bach. Zachary Quinto (‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ ‘American Horror Story’), English actress Hannah Ware (‘Betrayal,’ ‘Shame’), and Emilio Rivera (‘Sons of Anarchy’) co-star.