The Killer

The Killer


Coming soon


November 10, 2023

5 weeks left


An assassin developing a conscience must go on the run after a botched assassination

After a hit gone wrong, an assassin is forced to go on the run. While evading capture, the previously cold and ruthless killer begins to develop a conscience he tries to keep at bay.

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What to know

David Fincher reunites with Se7en writer for Netflix graphic novel adaptation starring Michael Fassbender

The Killer is an upcoming neo-noir action thriller produced by Netflix. Acclaimed director David Fincher directs the film from a screenplay by Andrew Kevin Walker, who previously collaborated with Fincher on the film Se7en. The film is based on the French graphic novel of the same name written by Alexis ‘Matz’ Nolent.

Starring in The Killer is Michael Fassbender, who portrays the professional assassin struggling with his conscience at the heart of the story. He is joined by Charles Parnell as the killer’s handler, Hodges, Sophie Charlotte as the killer’s girlfriend, Magdala, Tilda Swinton as a fellow assassin, The Expert, Sala Baker as another assassin, The Brute, and Kerry O'Malley as an Hodges’ office administrator, Dolores. Also featured in the cast are Arliss Howard, Emiliano Pernía, and Gabriel Polanco.

Production News

  • 2007-11-01
    • It is first announced that David Fincher is teaming up with Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B to develop a film based on the French graphic novel ‘The Killer’ by writer Matz. (Source: Variety)
  • 2021-02-24
    • It is announced that David Fincher has taken the feature over to Netflix, where he will team up again with Seven writer Andrew Kevin Walker. Michael Fassbender is in talks to star. (Source: Deadline)
  • 2021-10-8
    • Tilda Swinton joins the cast of The Killer alongside Michael Fassbender. (Source: The Playlist)
  • 2023-02-03
    • It is confirmed that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will be composing the score for The Killer in their fifth collaboration with David Fincher. (Source: Rolling Stone)
  • 2023-07-25
  • 2023-08-29
    • Netflix release the first trailer for The Killer, revealing a tense, dark thriller with Michael Fassbender’s seemingly callous killer repeating a mantra for how to keep numb. (Source: YouTube)
  • 2023-08-30
    • Netflix announce The Killer will play in select theatres starting October 27, 2023 before being released on the streaming platform on November 10, 2023. (Source: Deadline)


Mystery & Thriller, Crime, Drama, Action & Adventure


1h 58min

Production country

United States


David Fincher


Michael Fassbender
The Killer
Arliss Howard
The Client - Claybourne
Charles Parnell
The Lawyer - Hodges
Kerry O'Malley
Emiliano Pernia
Sala Baker
The Brute
Sophie Charlotte
Tilda Swinton
The Expert
Monique Ganderton
The Dominatrix
Kellan Rhude
Business Man