John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers star in the spy thriller FROM PARIS WITH LOVE, directed by Pierre Morel (TAKEN). The Luc Besson/Adi Hasak-penned tale revolves around the entwining paths of an American spy and an embassy worker during a tumultuous time in Paris.
With John Travolta in the role of a smart mouthed, gung- ho, womanizing American Spy in a foreign city, the team behind all guns blazing action flicks TAKEN and TELL NO ONE, evidently have an absolute blast with FROM PARIS WITH LOVE. This buddy/spy picture sees our reserved and mild mannered Mr Nice Guy, played by Jonathan Rhys-Meyers uncharacteristically matched with Travolta, whose superb performance evokes memories of his turn as the wild and crazed Vincent Vega from PULP FICTION. Boredom is not an entity for an hour and a half of this epic action thrill-ride.
Two agents. One city. No mercy. Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays James Reece, a low-level operative for the CIA in Paris, eager to see some real action. When he's offered his first senior-level assignment, he can't believe his good fortune -- until he meets his new partner, special agent Charlie Wax (John Travolta). A trigger-happy, wisecracking loose cannon who's been sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack, Wax leads James on a white-knuckle shooting spree through the Parisian underworld that soon has James praying for his desk job. But when James discovers that he's also a target, he realizes there's no turning back -- and that Wax himself might be his only hope for staying alive. Pierre Morel, the director of Taken, keeps the film in high gear based on a story by French action-master Luc Besson ( La Femme Nikita, Taxi, The Transporter ).
Cast & Crew
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Amber Rose Revah
Director of Photography
Contains strong bloody violence, language and hard drug use