Michael Keaton’s ‘Knox Goes Away’ Thriller Heads to Saban Films

November 29, 2023

Saban Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights for the thriller "Knox Goes Away," featuring Michael Keaton in the lead role alongside Al Pacino, James Marsden, and Marcia Gay Harden. The film, directed by Keaton himself, is a neo-noir thriller that follows John Knox, a contract killer grappling with the onset of dementia. Knox is presented with an opportunity for redemption when he must save his estranged adult son, played by Marsden, from a perilous situation.

Facing the challenge of diminishing memory, Knox races against time to assist his confused father in covering up a violent crime. Turning to his friend Xavier, portrayed by Al Pacino, for guidance, Knox navigates the complexities of the situation. The cast also includes Suzy Nakamura as a determined female detective, along with John Hoogenakker, Joanna Kulig, Ray McKinnon, and Lela Loren. Gregory Poirier penned the screenplay for the film, which had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

Michael Keaton, known for both his acting and directing roles, previously directed and starred in 2008's "The Merry Gentleman." His illustrious acting career includes iconic roles in films such as "Beetlejuice," "Batman," "Birdman," "Spotlight," and "The Founder." Saban Films is targeting a theatrical release for "Knox Goes Away" in the first quarter of 2024.

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