The name “Frank Grillo” does not get thrown around a whole lot, but I think that’s going to change over the next few years. The memorable (albeit small) turns in decent-to-strong films like Warrior and The Grey count for something — well, I at least like to think they count for something — but Joe Carnahan‘s plans to have him lead the Death Wish remake is, quite easily, the biggest step of his entire career thus far. And it’s not a bad step in its own right, either.
But there’s still another supporting turn waiting for him — a good one, it seems. According to Variety, Grillo is the latest (and possibly one of the final) additions to Kathryn Bigelow‘s Osama bin Laden film, tentatively titled Zero Dark Thirty. We don’t know who he’ll be playing, or how big his role will prove to be, but it’s putting him in the company of some big talent; thankfully, I think he’ll be able to acquit himself with relative ease.
The main cast is headlined by Joel Edgerton (his Warrior co-star), Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Édgar Ramírez, Mark Strong, Nash Edgerton, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, and Harold Perrineau. Zero Dark Thirty (we’ll just call it that for now) will open on December 19th, thanks to Sony Pictures; Universal have just acquired the international rights.
Is this a good addition for Bigelow and the rest of the cast?
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