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Mel Gibson Joins Charlie Hunnam Action Film ‘Waldo’

Tim Kirkby thriller will be on sale at American Film Market this week

Mel Gibson has joined Charlie Hunnam in the upcoming action film “Waldo,” foreign sales group IMR International announced on Monday.

IMR will handle foreign sales for the film starting this week at the American Film Market, with CAA Media Finance handling the domestic rights. The film also stars Eiza Gonzalez and is directed by Tim Kirkby, who most recently directed the Johnny Knoxville comedy “Action Point” for Paramount.

Based on the novel “Last Looks” by Howard Gould, “Waldo” stars Hunnam as disgraced LAPD detective Charlie Waldo, whose life off the grid comes to a hard end when he is dragged back into the city as a private detective to investigate the death of an eccentric TV star’s wife. Filming is set to start early next year.

Gibson, who was last seen in theaters in last year’s comedy “Daddy’s Home 2,” will next be seen in the film “Dragged Across Concrete,” which premiered at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Upcoming films also include Farhad Safinia’s “The Professor and the Madman” and Joe Carnahan’s “Boss Level,” as well as his next directorial project “Destroyer,” which he aims to start filming next year.

Hunnam, who is best known for starring in “Sons of Anarchy,” will be seen in JC Chandor’s “Triple Frontier.” Gonzalez, who appeared in Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver,” can next be seen in Robert Zemeckis’ “Welcome to Marwen,” Robert Rodriguez’s “Alita: Battle Angel” and “Bloodshot” alongside Vin Diesel.

Gibson is represented by CAA; Hunnam is represented by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners; and González is represented by CAA and Management 360.