The Foreigner (2017)


Present Day. Quan, an ex-Viet Cong fighter, has escaped to the United Kingdom with his daughter and become the proud owner of the Double Happiness Chinese Takeaway. He has quietly started settling into middle age - until a resurgent IRA bomb rips through a Knightsbridge store, killing his daughter instantly. Heartbroken, Quan asks the authorities for justice. But when the authorities fob him off, Quan decides to take matters into his own hands, and travels to Ireland to extract revenge.

However, the bombings are the work of an unsanctioned IRA unit, operating against the wishes of the now-retired IRA old guard, or at least, most of them. Determined to find out who is behind the bombings, one of the ex-IRA leaders, Liam Hennessy, sets a trap for the splinter unit. Amidst the politics, lies and double-crosses, Quan and Hennessy find themselves fighting against each other, but with the same aim: to bring the bombers to justice.

THE FOREIGNER is a gripping and energetic action-thriller, based on the bestselling novel, The Chinaman, by acclaimed crime writer Stephen Leather. Jackie Chan stars as Quan and Pierce Brosnan as Hennessy. Martin Campbell, who has previously helmed such films as CASINO ROYALE and EDGE OF DARKNESS, is directing. STX Entertainment is fully financing and distributing in association with The Fyzz Facility Pictures.

Producer: Wayne Marc Godfrey, D. Scott Lumpkin, Jamie Marshall, Arthur Sarkissian and Jackie Chan

Writers: David Marconi and Stephen Leather