Luke Evans will star in a new thriller titled, SAS: Red Notice, which will be distributed by Lionsgate in the U.K.
The film, based on the best selling novel by Andy McNab , Red Notice, is an action film in which Evans (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Fast & Furious 6, Dracula Untold) will be able to display the skills he showed in previous roles.
This is the synopsis for McNab's novel:
Deep beneath the English Channel, a small army of vicious terrorists has seized control of the Eurostar to Paris, taken 400 hostages at gunpoint – and declared war on a government that has more than its own fair share of secrets to keep.
One man stands in their way. An off-duty SAS soldier is hiding somewhere inside the train. Alone and injured, he’s the only chance the passengers and crew have of getting out alive. Meet Andy McNab's explosive new creation, Sergeant Tom Buckingham, as he unleashes a whirlwind of intrigue and retribution in his attempt to stop the terrorists and save everyone on board – including Delphine, the beautiful woman he loves.
Hurtling us at breakneck speed between the Regiment’s crack assault teams, Whitehall’s corridors of power and the heart of the Eurotunnel action, RED NOTICE is McNab at his devastatingly authentic, pulse pounding best.
Luke Evans has been working hard at making a name for himself and recently received almost unanimous praise for his portrayal of Dracula, the daddy of all vampires. The origin story, explored in Dracula Untold, allowed the Welsh actor to star in his first leading role successfully, despite the tepid critic reception for the film.
The 35-year-old thesp, has had a meteoric rise to fame, after starting his career in musical theater in London's East End and being discovered by Hollywood scouting agents rather late. However, this has not deterred the ruggedly handsome Brit, who has made a point in choosing markedly different roles, which have helped to show-off his obvious talents.
In Dracula Untold, Luke Evans proved he has the chops needed to carry a film and did most of his very difficult stunts. The same can be said for his role as Bard, the Bowman in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Luke has also joined the cast of upcoming Ben Wheatley action film Free Fire, which will be executive produced by none other than Martin Scorsese. Evans is indeed a busy man and has been working non-stop for at lease four-years.
More news about Luke Evans in SAS: Red Notice as they become available.