Samuel L. Jackson to star in thriller

Wed Dec 5, 2007 5:23pm EST
 
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By Gregg Goldstein

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Samuel L. Jackson is attached to star in "Unfinished Country," a "Training Day"-style thriller that will shoot on location in South Africa.

Jackson plays the chief administrator of an overcrowded hospital located in Johannesburg's violent Soweto township. His treatment methods are put into question when an American student arrives to do his residency and the hospital gets caught in the crossfire of local gang warfare.

The fact-based indie, written by Mark Wheaton ("The Messengers"), takes place in the largest hospital in the world, Soweto's Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. No director is on board yet.

Jackson's recent credits include "1408" and "Resurrecting the Champ."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

 
<p>Samuel Jackson poses during a photocall to promote the movie "Cleaner" directed by Renny Harlin on the eighth day of the San Sebastian Film Festival September 27, 2007. REUTERS/Vincent West</p>