Much as I dislike McG‘s filmography — and as ambivalent as I am toward Luc Besson‘s extensive body of work — they’ve been doing impressive work in landing Three Days to Kill before cameras. Following the acquisition of Kevin Costner and Hailee Steinfeld, Variety tell us the action picture is now to be graced with the additional talent of none other than Amber Heard, who’s been secured to play an assistance in the protagonist’s bullet-riddled final mission.
In the Besson- and Adi Hasak-penned screenplay, a Secret Service member by the name of Ethan Runner (Costner) is forced to retire upon news of his impending death. Although this time is meant to be spent with his family (Steinfeld plays the daughter), the promise of an experimental drug with life-saving abilities brings him back into the field — for one last assignment — only to discover hallucinatory side effects which throw his life askew. Heard will be seen as the woman letting him into the program; that little makes me wonder what kind of role she really plays here, but we’ll find out soon enough. (It’s not like you need to know this second, either.) All I can do, now, is put some confidence in McG (a tough choice) not to mess this one up.
Relativity Media and EuropaCorp will release Three Days to Kill, which is expected to begin production within the next couple of months.
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