Per Collider, Daniel Craig has signed on to star in Todd Field‘s adaptation of The Creed Of Violence. After spending nearly a decade in development, the project is finally coming together. Craig is set to star in the film once filming wraps on Cary Joy Fukunaga‘s Bond 25.
The Creed of Violence is set in 1910 during the Mexican Revolution. It follows an assassin named Rawbone and a young government agent named John Lourdes as they travel from Texas to Mexico to stop a smuggling ring. The film is based on Boston Teran‘s novel.
The project will mark Field’s first directorial effort since 2006’s Little Children, while he also directed the acclaimed 2001 drama In The Bedroom. Both of those films received Oscar nominations for acting, so it’s easy to see why Craig is drawn to this project. He has always been interested in working with the best directors, including David Fincher, Steven Spielberg and Sam Mendes.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale have previously circled the role of Rawbone, which shows what a sought-after role this is. Production is slated to begin in the spring of 2020. This will likely be the first project Craig shoots after (presumably) hanging up the 007 tuxedo for good.
Of course, previous incarnations of The Creed Of Violence has faltered and eventually fallen apart. Hopefully that won’t be the case here.