FIRST LOOK: Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins and Josh Duhamel in ‘Beyond Deceit’

by Jordan McGuire on May 7, 2015

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Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, we get a glimpse at the New Orleans-shot film Beyond Deceit. The thriller is not only special because it was filmed on location in New Orleans but it also brings two legends of the film world together for the first time in their fabled careers.

Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino will go head to head in this big screen legal thriller. This film also marks the directorial debut of Shintaro Shimosawa, an all around nice guy with lots of talent.

Alongside Hopkins and Pacino are Josh Duhamel, Malin Akerman, Alice Eve, Julia Styles and Byung-hun LeeBeyond Deceit is one of three projects filmed in Louisiana that Byung-hun Lee has been involved with. Lee was in New Orleans to film GI Joe: Retaliation and Terminator: Genisys, and will now ship out to Baton Rouge to film The Magnificent Seven. Anthony Hopkins was also in the Crescent City recently to film Kidnapping Mr. Heineken.

Beyond Deceit is the story of an ambitious young lawyer (Duhamel) who goes toe to toe with a heartless pharmaceutical company executive (Hopkins), and his world is turned upside down as he becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. Al Pacino plays the role of Duhamel’s mentor throughout the film.

Lionsgate picked up North American rights to the film in early April and plans to release it in early 2016. Shimosawa rewrote the script created by Adam Mason and Simon Boyes (The Hangman). Barry Brooker, Stan Wertlieb and Chris Brown executive produced the film.