It is not a film such as The Avengers: Age Of Ultron or Star Wars Episode VII that everyone has on their radar already, but the upcoming film that Norman Reedus has joined already contains quite an all-star cast, and could end up being a huge hit.
Norman Reedus is one of the stars of the popular AMC series The Walking Dead, and as the show’s fourth season just came to an end, he has a bit of free time on his hands to do a film. Prior to The Walking Dead, he had roles in films such as The Boondock Saints, American Gangster and Blade II.
While he had been an actor for several years, his role as Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead has elevated him to another level, and the show continues to draw in a huge number of viewers. Much like Breaking Bad, the series is a huge fan favorite for the AMC network.
The film will be called Triple Nine, and will be an ensemble cop drama. The film is a thriller that focuses on a crew of dirty cops that is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. Things get complicated when the only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, or in other words, they have to kill a cop.
In addition to Norman Reedus, Triple Nine has an outstanding cast featuring several recent breakout stars, as well as veteran award-winners, and nominees. It features a huge ensemble including Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael B. Jordan, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, and Gal Gadot.
The film will begin production this summer, and features a script from Matt Cook. John Hillcoat, the director, has previously been responsible for the films The Road, Lawless, and The Proposition. After making a few smaller films, perhaps with this type of a cast, Hillcoat will truly be able to make a name for himself.
In addition to Triple Nine, it was also announced that Norman Reedus would be appearing in a futuristic set film called Air, which will co-star Djimon Honsou.
John Hillcoat’s Triple Nine, with Norman Reedus, and several other big stars, is set to be released in 2015. However, the release date is still unknown, so stay tuned for more details.
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