AFM: Colm Meaney Joins Stephen Moyer in Thriller 'Confession' (Exclusive)

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The film, which Signature Entertainment is introducing at the AFM, follows a bloodied man who takes a priest hostage, hell-bent on confessing a vengeful truth before it’s too late.

Veteran Irish actor Colm Meaney, star of Star Trek, Con Air and, more recently, crime-caper Pixie and the Sky/AMC series Gangs of London, has joined True Blood's Stephen Moyer in upcoming thriller Confession.

Announced by Signature Entertainment and Picture Perfect and from writer/director David Beton (The Hatton Garden Job, Tower Block), the film follows a wounded, bloodied man (Moyer) who takes a priest (Meaney) hostage, hell-bent on confessing a vengeful truth before it’s too late. But why here, why now? There is nothing random about this encounter as it’s revealed their pasts are inextricably linked.

Shooting on Confession — which reunites Moyer and Beton for a second time after The Hatton Garden Job (also released as One Last Heist) — is set to begin next week, with its release due in 2021.

Confession is produced by Picture Perfect’s Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar and Jeet Thakrar (Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot). Signature Entertainment’s Elizabeth Williams and Marc Goldberg (Final Score, The Hatton Garden Job) are executive producers. Signature will be handling worldwide sales and has opened pre-sales at this week’s virtual American Film Market.

"I feel extremely privileged and excited to be working with such a fantastic cast on Confession," said Beton. "I’m delighted to be collaborating with Signature again, and Lucinda and Jeet from Picture Perfect have been superb. I’m sure this will be the first of many. Let’s end 2020 with a bang!"