Armie Hammer, Ben Kingsley Form Star-Heavy Ensemble Cast for ‘Cut Bank’

Armie Hammer and Ben Kingsley are joined by John Malkovich and Michael Sheen in the Montana-set “Cut Bank”

Armie Hammer, Sir Ben Kingsley, Michael Sheen, John Malkovich and Theresa Palmer have all joined the cast of “Cut Bank,” an indie film with a script from Robert Patino that made the 2009 Black List.

Matt Shakman, whose credits include “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “House,” will direct.

The film is set in the eponymous rural Montana town, a city of fewer than 3,000 located near a gorge that gave the place its name. The story revolves around an auto mechanic and onetime football player who want to leave the sleepy and old-fashioned town.

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Edward Zwick, Mickey Barold and Dan Cohen will all produce with Laura Rister, who is executive producing and will represent domestic rights alongside WME’s Global Finance and Distribution side.

eOne will handle international rights, starting at Cannes.

Hammer just appeared in “Mirror Mirror” and is currently shooting “Lone Ranger” while Kingsley, fresh off a turn in “Hugo,” will next appear in “The Dictator.”