Magic Mike and True Blood star, Joe Manganiello, is staying busy, as the actor is in negotiations to join Arnold Schwarzenegger for the upcoming action thriller, Breacher — formerly titled Ten. David Ayer, who scripted Training Day, will be directing the project for QED International. [THR]
Written by Skip Woods (Swordfish), “follows 10 DEA agents who pull off a heist during an enforcement operation, then start dying one by one.” Manganiello will also be joining Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard as well as Dawn Olivieri, to make up the members of the DEA. His character, who goes by the name Grinder, “discovers a conscience and attempts to contact the police.” Bill Block, Paul Hanson, Joe Roth and Palek Patel are producing alongside Albert S. Ruddy.
Although the premise of the movie doesn’t sound all that original or my cup of tea, Manganiello will make a good fit alongside the actors, making his way into major action films. After making a supporting mark in Magic Mike, I have to admit that I am a True Blood fan, and think that it’s only a matter of time before Manganiello is cast in bigger roles, with this project being a good start. Being cast alongside such a huge action star like Schwarzenegger probably won’t secure him very much screen time, but on the other hand, his stuntman background should make Breacher‘s action sequences a piece of cake.
Are you happy to see Manganiello cast alongside Schwarzenegger for Breacher?
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