It’s been a while since Todd Field has made a film. Ever since “Little Children” from 2006, he’s been quite under the radar. Now, he’s finally heading back to the director’s chair after his long absence. And he might already have talent on board for his next project. According to Joblo, Daniel Craig is in talks to star in Field’s latest film, “The Creed of Violence.”
Daniel Craig is currently prepping to don the tuxedo for his last outing as James Bond. “The Creed of Violence” will likely be his follow-up project after filming completes. In addition to “Bond 25,” he’s been working on “Knives Out,” the upcoming ensemble thriller from Rian Johnson due later this year. He has also proved his comedic chops with projects like “Logan Lucky” in 2017, but Field’s film seems like an opportunity to further his dramatic range.
“The Creed of Violence” is set in 1910 during the Mexican Revolution. The story follows an assassin named Rawbone and a government agent named John Lourdes who travel from Texas to Mexico to take down a smuggling ring. If a deal closes, Craig would play Rawbone.
The project has been in development for years. Initially, names like Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale have been part of the conversation. But with Daniel Craig on board, this should still provide a fair amount of interest. He may have played a calculating spy, but never a cold-blooded assassin.
This material is also a stretch for Todd Field. His previous features, “In The Bedroom” and “Little Children,” were quiet, intimate dramas about the dark parts of suburban life. This time, Field will go further into the heart of darkness.