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Tilda Swinton – Summer 2017
Tilda wears wool blazer Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, twill shirt CelinePhotography Jack Davison, styling Robbie Spencer

Tilda Swinton to play an assassin in David Fincher’s next film, The Killer

Michael Fassbender will also star in the upcoming Netflix movie based on a French graphic novel of the same name

Tilda Swinton has joined the cast for David Fincher’s next film, The Killer, an assassin thriller based on the French graphic novel series of the same name. Swinton joins the cast across from Michael Fassbender, who was already confirmed to star in the follow-up to Fincher’s Oscar-winning Mank.

News of Swinton’s involvement arrives via an interview with The Playlist, about her role in Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s hypnotic Memoria. Asked if she plays a role in The Killer, the actor says: “Well, yes, I think I am, yes. But that’s next year. That’s a whole other story!”

Filming for the upcoming feature — set to be released with Netflix — was supposed to commence in Paris this autumn, but has now been pushed back to 2022. In the meantime, Swinton is also working with Wes Anderson on a Spain-set production, also featuring Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie, Scarlet Johansson, Bill Murray and Adrien Brody.

Based on a graphic novel by Alexis Nolent, The Killer follows an unnamed assassin who “begins to have a psychological crisis in a world with no moral compass”. The script comes courtesy of Andrew Kevin Walker, who previously teamed up with Fincher on 1995’s Se7en.

Late last month, Tilda Swinton also appeared alongside her daughter, Honor Swinton Byrne, in the trailer for Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir Part II (A24). The second part of the semi-autobiographical drama will see the pair reprise their roles as a young film student and her mother, with Richard Ayoade making an appearance as an insufferable filmmaker.