Donnerstag, Oktober 01, 2009

Penn raus, Brolin rein

Universal Pictures has set Josh Brolin to star in “Cartel,” the Asger Leth-directed drama that is now on track to begin production in January in Mexico City.

Brolin steps into a role Sean Penn was set to play, until he left the project in June to take a movie business sabbatical for personal reasons.

Brian Grazer is producing for Imagine Entertainment. .

In the Peter Craig-scripted drama, Brolin will play a man on a mission to protect his son after his wife is brutally murdered in the gritty world of Mexican cartels. Hillary Seitz (“Eagle Eye”) is rewriting.

The drama is inspired by the 1993 Italian film "La scorta," which followed four cops' struggle to guard a special prosecutor trying to bring mob bosses to justice.

Robert Stone and Webster Stone will exec produce “Cartel.” Leth makes his dramatic feature directing debut, after helming the 2006 documentary "Ghosts of Cite Soleil."

Brolin continues a run that started with “No Country for Old Men” and “American Gangster,” followed by his Oscar-nominated turn in “Milk.” He recently wrapped a lead in Woody Allen’s untitled London feature, and the Warner Bros. drama “Jonah Hex.” Next up for Brolin is the Oliver Stone-directed “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps” for Fox.

Quelle: Variety

Nachdem Sean Penn nicht mehr zur Verfügung steht, wird jetzt Josh Brolin seine Rolle in Cartel einnehmen und ich finde die Neubesetzung gar nicht so übel, denn Brolin ist ein markanter Typ, der das man on a mission Konzept sicherlich gut umsetzen kann.

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