Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire has just hit UK cinemas, but he’s already planning his next movie, with Alicia Vikander signed up to star. Now he’s got one of his Free Fire stars to join the cast, as Deadline reports that Armie Hammer is now onboard.
The movie is an ‘action thriller about a band of misfit cops who hunt down and kill nocturnal underground monsters’. Vikander is taking the lead role, with Hammer as her love interest.
Wheatley is set to direct from a script he co-wrote Freakshift with his wife, Amy Jump. The movie is due to start shooting this August, once Vikander has finished shooting the remake of Tomb Raider.
As well a Free Fire (where as you can see above, he’s super-beardy), Hammer will be seen later this year in the gay-themed Call Me By Your Name, which received huge amounts of praise on its Sundance debut. Many expect it to be a major arthouse success.