Putting his few filmic transgressions aside (hey, he's gotta pay the rent and afford golf balls, right?) Jackson is still one of the most versatile, dynamic and busy mo-fos working in Hollywood today. Besides, anybody who can say they were in Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, Coach Carter, S.W.A.T and Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith deserves all the props he can get, don't you think? That is a tasty list of credits.
And now, Jackson is adding another film to his already impressive, and crowded, resume -- The Cleaner, a thriller scripted by Matthew Aldrich. Who does Jackson face in this new thriller? Is it terrorists, greedy drug dealers, Dark Lords of the Sith or maybe more of those mother f-ing snakes on that mother f-ing plane? No, in The Cleaner, Jackson, playing an ataxaphobic neat-freak who cleans up crime scenes for a living, must overcome his compulsive fear of untidiness in order to solve a murder that he helped cover up while doing his job. As he investigates the crime, he eventually uncovers secrets of his past that threaten to change his life forever.
Cool. Sounds good to me. Sorry James Brown, Jackson is the hardest working man in show business. And I, for one, couldn't be happier about it. The Cleaner starts shooting in January. No word yet on co-stars or a release date.
What's your favorite SLJ flick?