With his lead role in Dredd this fall and hopefully an expanded arc in next summer’s Star Trek 2, here’s hoping that the charismatic Karl Urban succeeds as a viable Hollywood action star. He could venture into Liam Neeson-esque fame in a new film from Taken helmer Pierre Morrel, and now we have some additional cast for the actioner.
Morel is producing Overdrive, a car heist movie that’s set to star Urban and will be directed by Antonio Negret (Transit). Variety let’s us know that Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) have joined the ensemble, with the former currently nearing a deal for a major role in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Clarke was previously rumored, but she’s now confirmed in the script from Wanted scribes Michael Brandt and Derek Haas. The film follows “a pair of handsome and adventurous brothers, known for being high-profile car thieves, who travel to the South of France looking for new challenges and come across a tough local crime boss.”
Production begins soon in Marseilles.
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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Composer Nathan Johnson is a master at making off-beat and imperfect instruments sound distant yet accessible on a number of vastly different narratives (see: Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper). His latest work is a pair of scores for films that were both released this month, Jake Paltrow‘s neo-western Young Ones and the journalistic thriller Kill the Messenger starring Jeremy Renner. Johnson has also been producing a couple albums and […]
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