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The drama will follow a brother-sister pair of fugitives who encounter a young boxer recently released from prison.
Bana and Wilde are set to play the above mentioned pair, while Charlie Hunnam plays young boxer.
Sissy Spacek and Kris Kristofferson are set to play Hunnam’s parents, and, according to the latest reports, Treat Williams and Kate Mara will play a father and daughter whose story line is connected with the main plot.
Williams and Mara will play a father-daughter duo whose storyline intertwines with the main plot. Kris Kristofferson and Sissy Spacek also star as the boxer's parents.
- Garth Franklin
Last time we heard about the film Blackbird, it was called  Kin. That was when Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde were cast as “two desperate sibling fugitives (Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde) on the run who subsequently collide with the holiday homecoming of a troubled ex-boxer (Charlie Hunnam)." The film's name has changed, but that cast remains the same. Now Kate Mara and Treat Williams have taken roles, playing a father and daughter who factor into the story. Sissy Spacek and Kris Kristofferson are also on board as the parents of Charlie Hunnam's boxer. That's a pretty cool parent pairing; in general this is shaping up with quite the strong cast. Stefan Ruzowitzky is directing from a script by Zach Dean, and the film shoots in March in Montreal. [Variety ] After the break, a shortlist for actresses that could end up in The Trade, the film about Yankee baseball players »
- Russ Fischer
The drama centers on a brother-sister pair of fugitives (Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde) who encounter a young boxer (Charlie Hunnam) recently released from prison. Treat Williams and Kate Mara will play a father and daughter whose story line is connected with the main plot. Sissy Spacek and Kris Kristofferson will play the boxer's parents.
Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters) will direct from a script by Zach Dean. Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner will finance the indie, which is budgeted at $25 million, through their 2929 Entertainment company.
Blackbird will start production next month in Montreal.
Sissy Spacek & Kris Kristofferson Round Out The Cast Variety reports that Kate Mara and Treat Williams, who both featured in Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" but didn't share any screen time, are set to reunite and actually appear at the same time on screen in the upcoming crime thriller "Blackbird" starring Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde. Penned by Zach Dean, the plot follows a brother and sister team of thieves (Bana and Wilde), on the run after killing a state trooper, who collide with an ex-boxer (Charlie Hunnam). Williams and Mara will play a father and daughter who cross paths… »
We have a couple of quick casting stories for you this morning. First up, Jimmi Simpson (Date Night) has joined the cast of Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter . Variety reports that Simpson will be playing Lincoln's right-hand man. While I'm sure he'll do a fine job assisting Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) in his political/vampire-slaying duties, I'll continue to struggle seeing Simpson as anyone other than the creepy McPoyle brother he plays on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter also stars Anthony Mackie, Dominic Cooper, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Shooting is expected to begin next month. The film is due out in 3D on June 22, 2012. Hit the jump for news on Kate Mara and Treat Williams joining Blackbird. 127 Hours co-stars Kate Mara and Treat Williams have signed on to join the cast of the indie crime thriller Blackbird. The film stars Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde »
- Matt Goldberg
New cast members have signed on for the newly-retitled Blackbird , Variety is reporting. Kate Mara and Treat Williams have joined the project and will play opposite previously-announced stars Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde. The film (formerly titled Kin ) sees Bana and Wilde as brother and sister and on the run from the law. Charlie Hunnman is set to appear as a recently released prison inmate that the siblings come across, with Hunnman's character's parents cast as Kris Kristofferson and Sissy Spacek. Williams will play father to Mara's character. Written by Zach Dean, the film will be directed by The Counterfeiters ' Stefan Ruzowitzky and should begin shooting in Montreal sometime next month. »
7 items from 2011
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