Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld and Connie Nielsen have joined the cast of an untitled Kevin Costner thriller from EuropaCorp and Relativity Media, the companies announced Monday.
McG is directing from a screenplay by Luc Besson (“Taken”) and Adi Hasak (“From Paris With Love”). The film is currently filming in Paris and will continue in Serbia, where it is scheduled to wrap production in April.
The darkly comedic plot centers on a secret service agent who’s agreed to return from retirement for one last mission -- in exchange for access to an experimental drug that could save his life.
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Heard (photo left) is best known for "The Rum Diary," while Steinfeld was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in the 2010 film "True Grit." Nielsen starred opposite Russell Crowe in "Gladiator."
EuropaCorp’s Besson and Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh are producing, while Marc Libert (“Lockout) and Relativity President Tucker Tooley will executive produce.
This is the second of two films that EuropaCorp and Relativity will collaborate on as a part of a co-production and co-financing deal announced in May. The deal also includes the comedy action film “Malavita,” set for release on Oct. 18. Besson directs and Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones and Dianna Agron star.