A top FBI profiler, Special Agent Illeana Scott (Academy
Award-winner Angelina Jolie) doesn't rely on traditional
crime-solving techniques to unravel the mysteries of a murderous
mind. Her intuitive, unconventional approach is often the
only way to unlock the identities of the killers for the police to
When detectives in Montreal, Canada handling a local homicide investigation reluctantly ask for an outsider's help to get inside the head of a cunning serial killer, Agent Scott joins the case. With meticulous insight, she theorizes that the chameleon-like killer is "life-jacking" - assuming the lives and identities of his victims.
As the pressure mounts to catch the elusive murderer, Agent Scott's unorthodox methods alienate her from a territorial police team that feels threatened by her uncanny abilities. Her seemingly cold demeanor belies an unparalleled passion for her work, and she's at her best when she's working alone. But when an unexpected attraction sparks a complicated romantic entanglement, the consummate specialist begins to doubt her finely honed instincts.
Alone in an unfamiliar city with no one she can trust, Agent Scott suddenly finds herself on a twisted and terrifying journey, surrounded by suspects in a case that has become chillingly personal.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village
Roadshow Pictures, a Mark Canton Production: Angelina Jolie, Ethan
Hawke in Taking Lives, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Olivier
Martinez, Tcheky Karyo, Jean-Hugues Anglade and Gena
Rowlands. Directed by D.J. Caruso from a screen story and
screenplay by Jon Bokenkamp, based on the novel by Michael Pye, the
film is produced by Mark Canton and Bernie Goldmann. Bruce
Berman, Dana Goldberg and David Heyman are the executive producers;
and Alan C. Blomquist, co-producer. Tom Southwell is the
production designer; Amir Mokri, director of photography; and Anne
V. Coates, A.C.E., editor. Music by Philip Glass.
Taking Lives will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.