Everything we know about David Fincher’s ‘The Killer’
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Everything we know about David Fincher’s ‘The Killer’

David Fincher’s long-awaited passion project, The Killer, is one of the anticipated releases on Netflix this November. 

With an all-star cast and a modern-day auteur like Fincher at the helm, this neo-noir psychological crime thriller promises to put focus on Fincher’s mastery of the neo-noir genre.

The Killer premiered at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on September 3rd, this year, followed by a limited theatrical release on October 27th.

Now The Killer is all set to start streaming on Netflix. Here’s everything you need to know about the Fincher crime thriller before adding it to your watchlist.

What is David Fincher’s The Killer about?

The Killer is based on the French graphic novel series of the same name, written by Alexis ‘Matz’ Nolent and illustrated by Luc Jacamon. 

The story revolves around a mysterious and highly skilled professional assassin, portrayed by Michael Fassbender in the film, who is simply known as ‘The Killer’. One of his meticulously planned hits takes an unexpected turn when The Killer accidentally shoots a dominatrix instead of his intended target.

This mistake sets off a chain of events that embroils him in an international chase as he attempts to evade both law enforcement and fellow assassins while seeking answers and retribution.

Who is in the cast for David Fincher’s The Killer?

The film boasts a talented ensemble cast that includes Michael Fassbender in the titular role of The Killer, a professional assassin. Arliss Howard features as The Client, aka Claybourne, a billionaire businessman who hires The Killer for the fateful hit. Charles Parnell portrays The Lawyer, aka Hodges, The Killer’s handler, posing as a lawyer.

Kerry O’Malley plays Dolores, an office administrator working for Hodges. Sala Baker plays The Brute, a formidable assassin from Florida. Sophie Charlotte portrays Magdala, The Killer’s girlfriend. And finally, there’s Tilda Swinton as The Expert, a fellow assassin living in New York.

What is the release date for David Fincher’s The Killer?

The Killer had its world premiere at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on September 3rd, 2023. Following its festival debut, the film had a limited theatrical release on October 27th, 2023. For those who prefer streaming, The Killer is scheduled to be available on Netflix starting November 10, 2023.

Does David Fincher’s The Killer have a trailer?

The teasers and trailers for The Killer have given us a glimpse of the film’s atmosphere with Fassbender’s voiceover narration, which sets the tone for this intense thriller. The teaser trailer, released on August 29th, is deliberately cryptic, focusing on Fassbender’s cold and calculated narration as he meditates on his mission.

A three-minute featurette released in December of the previous year offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. Michael Fassbender shares his experience of returning to work after the pandemic and working with David Fincher for the first time.

The full trailer, released on October 27th, is a little over two minutes long and offers a more comprehensive look at the film.

You can watch the trailer of David Fincher’s The Killer here: