Netflix has unveiled a new trailer and colorful poster for the action thriller, The Outsider. Jared Leto (Suicide Squad, Blade Runner 2049) takes on the lead role in The Outsider which finds his character, Nick Lowell, transforming into a Yakuza-trained killer.
The Outsider was directed by Martin Zandvliet and written by John Linson and Andrew Baldwin. Ken Kao, John Linson and Art Linson produced the crime drama which at one point had Michael Fassbender and then Tom Hardy in talks to star.
In addition to Jared Leto, the cast includes Tadanobu Asano (Thor: Ragnarok), Kippei Shiina (Kirawareru yûki mini-series), Shioli Kutsuna (Oh Lucy!), Emile Hirsch (The Autopsy of Jane Doe), Raymond Nicholson, Rory Cochrane (Black Mass), Nao Omori, and Min Tanaka (Shachôshitsu no Fuyu: Kyodai Shinbunsha wo toru otoko mini-series). Netflix has set a March 9, 2018 premiere date.
The Plot: Set in post-WWII Japan, an imprisoned American soldier (Leto) is released with the help of his Yakuza cellmate. Now free, he sets out to earn their respect and repay his debt while navigating the dangerous criminal underworld.