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Keith Carradine Joins Rooney Mara In ‘Saints’; Fred Ward Adds ’2 Guns’ With Denzel Washington

Posted by , on July 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm 

In the business of older white male character actors getting jobs, we’ve got two this afternoon. First up, with production beginning on the drama thriller Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Keith Carradine has been added to the impressive ensemble already including Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster and Nate Parker.

Newcomer David Lowery will make his debut here, in the tale of an escaped convict in the ’70s named Bob Muldoon (Affleck) who must confront a dark past in order to reunite with his wife (Mara) and daughter. There’s no news on who Carradine will play, but the actor is always a welcome addition. Here’s hoping that Lowery can succeed off the bat, as he’s surely already got the cast to back him up.

We’ve also got news from Variety that Fred Ward has joined the ensemble of the actioner 2 Guns, set to be directed by Contraband‘s Baltasar Kormákur, in re-team with his star Mark Wahlberg. Although his role is still disclosed, the Corky Romano actor (yes, go with it) will also join Denzel Washington and one can read a breakdown of Steven Grant and Mat Santolouco‘s original graphic novel below, for which the film is based on:

A pulp story about cops and thieves and the men that are something in between. Trench has targeted a local bank to rob, and asked Steadman in on the job. Trench figures it’s a great way to score — considering it’s a cover for mob money. They’ll be thieves ripping off thieves. But what Steadman doesn’t know is that Trench is a DEA agent. And what Trench doesn’t know is that Steadman’s a Naval Intelligence officer. They’re both cops! And neither one knows that they’re not robbing the mob, they’ve been set up to steal $50 million from the CIA!.

Paula Patton, James Marsden and Bill Paxton fill out the 2 Guns cast, with shooting kicking off soon in New Orleans for a likely 2013 release.

What do you think about these cast additions? Which film are you anticipating more?


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