EXCLUSIVE: Samuel L. Jackson and Luke Wilson are ‘Meeting Evil’

by Arthur Vandelay on December 30, 2010

Samuel L. Jackson, Luke Wilson and Leslie Bibb have been cast in Meeting Evil, a noir thriller adapted from the 1992 novel of the same name by Thomas Berger.

Luke Wilson plays John Felton, a real estate salesman mired in depression resulting from the economic collapse. After being fired, he ends up going on a joy ride with a stranger named Richie (Samuel L. Jackson) that brings them down a path towards violence. Leslie Bibb stars as Felton’s wife. The script’s tone is described as moody with elements of dark comedy, a definite departure from Wilson’s usual light comedic fair.

Directed by Chris Fisher, Meeting Evil is the second film recently brought to Louisiana by the Motion Picture Corporation of America (MPCA). The Killing Game, an action thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kellan Lutz and Nina Dobrev, wrapped production in Baton Rouge last summer.

The film is set to begin shooting on January 8, 2011 in New Orleans.