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Michael Peña (The Martian, Ant-man, Fury) has signed on as the starring lead in the action-thriller The Worker for Jeremy Renner and Don Handfield’s production outfit, The Combine, and Content Media. Dan Bradley (Red Dawn) is directing the film from a screenplay by Kyle Rankin.
Producers are The Combine’s Academy Award® nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Avengers, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation) and Don Handfield (The Founder, Knightfall, Kill The Messenger) and Content Media’s Tom Butterfield. Peña will executive produce through his Strata Films banner, with Philip G. Flores.
Content Media will handle international sales for The Worker and introduce the project to distributors for the first time at the European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin next month. CAA will represent the film’s N. American distribution rights.
The Worker is Taken meets Bourne – equipped with spectacular gun fights, car chases and lethal hand-to-hand combat, »
- Joseph Medina
The film centers on a retired forensic psychiatrist who is drawn into the hunt for a serial killer. The twist is that both hunter and hunted are clairvoyant. Hopkins, no stranger to the world of the macabre from his work in “The Silence of the Lambs,” will play the doctor and Farrell, most recently in HBO’s “True Detective,” will take on the murderer role.
“Solace” is being backed by Relativity Studios. The company is in Chapter 11, but announced this week that it has reached an agreement to acquire Trigger Street, the production label run by Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey. As part of the deal, Spacey and his partner Dana Brunetti will take over management of the film unit once Relativity exits bankruptcy protection.
No other films are currently dated to head off against “Solace. »
- Brent Lang
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