Per Variety, Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei and Fringe‘s Joshua Jackson have signed on to play leads opposite Alexander Siddig in Inescapable. The film, written and directed by Ruba Nadda, is the story of a Syrian expatriate (Siddig) whose journalist daughter goes missing in Damascus. He must return to his homeland to find her despite the risks, and calls on a former love (Tomei) to help him. An embassy official (Jackson) is at first helpful but may have an agenda of his own.
Marisa takes on the role that Vera Farmiga was previously rumored to be playing. With this casting news, I would expect filming to finally begin shortly after the new year. Stay tuned for further updates!