The glitz and glamour of the man and van is to be transferred to the big screen in the upcoming movie, The Courier. The action-packed thriller will be directed by Hany Abu-Assad, best known for directing the highly praised drama Paradise Now, will take the reigns as production begins later this month. Mickey Rourke has been confirmed to appear, continuing his successful Hollywood comeback; Rourke will reportedly play a villain.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan will star as the protagonist – a very special deliveryman. The plot revolves around the courier after being hired to find and a deliver a mysterious briefcase to a crime boss. Til Schweiger of Inglorious Basterds fame has also been confirmed as an FBI agent.
Whether there will be a scene where the courier is seen eating a pasty on a lay-by remains to be seen.