The Killer, the latest addition to Netflix’s original movie lineup, recently made its streaming debut. Directed by the renowned filmmaker David Fincher, celebrated for his work on cinematic gems such as Gone Girl, Fight Club, and Zodiac, this psychological thriller brings to life the 1998 graphic novel created by writer Alexis ‘Matz’ Nolent and artist Luc Jacamon.
In this gripping narrative, we follow an enigmatic assassin whose life takes an unexpected turn after a near-miss, setting off a high-stakes international manhunt. Despite his insistence that it’s not a personal vendetta, he finds himself locked in a relentless battle with his employers and his own inner demons. The official synopsis, as per Netflix’s Media Center, encapsulates the essence of this high-stakes pursuit:
“After a fateful near-miss an assassin battles his employers, and himself, on an international manhunt he insists isn’t personal.”
If you’re eager to discover the talented ensemble of actors who breathe life into this thrilling story, you’re in the right place! Join us as we unveil the complete cast list and delve into character descriptions for The Killer below:
Michael Fassbender as The Killer
In the 2023 Netflix original movie, Michael Fassbender takes on the role of “The Killer,” an enigmatic and disciplined professional assassin caught in the whirlwind of an international manhunt following a botched assignment. Known only by his professional moniker, “The Killer” harbors a penchant for classic sitcoms, borrowing his aliases from beloved television shows.
Fassbender, born on April 2, 1977, in Ireland, has earned acclaim for his emotionally charged performances. His breakout in the U.S. came with Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009). Fassbender’s diverse repertoire includes standout roles in X-Men: First Class (2011), Shame (2011), Prometheus (2012), and Steve Jobs (2015). Despite his on-screen intensity, Fassbender leads a notably private life, abstaining from social media platforms.
Tilda Swinton as The Expert
Tilda Swinton embodies “The Expert,” another assassin entangled in the narrative of The Killer. Known not by name but by her expertise in the field, Swinton’s character adds depth and intrigue to the storyline.
Born on November 5, 1960, in London, England, Swinton is recognized for her unique presence and versatility in acting. Her roles in Wes Anderson’s films such as Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Isle of Dogs (2018), and The French Dispatch (2020) highlight her diverse talents. She gained widespread attention as the ice-cold White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). Much like her co-star Fassbender, Swinton maintains a private profile, steering clear of active social media engagement.
Other actors to feature in the movie, as per IMDb, include:
- Charles Parnell as The Lawyer – Hodges
- Arliss Howard as The Client – Claybourne
- Kerry O’Malley as Dolores
- Sophie Charlotte as Magdala
- Emiliano Pernía as Marcus
- Gabriel Polanco as Leo
- Sala Baker as The Brute
- Endre Hules as The Target
- Bernard Bygott as Bodyguard 1
- Monique Ganderton as The Dominatrix
- Daran Norris as Deep South Lounge Greeter
- Nikki Dixon as Airline Ticket Agent
- Paloma Palacio Colon as Female Doctor
- Lía Lockhart as FedEx Clerk
- Arturo Duvergé as Taxi Dispatcher
- Génesis Estévez as United Ticket Agent
Witness the mesmerizing performances of these actors in the thrilling official trailer below:
The Killer is now streaming on Netflix!