Charlie Hunnam may be killing monsters in Pacific Rim in cinemas at the moment, but now he’s planning to turn police officer as TheWrap reports that he’s set to star in Triple Nine for director John Hillcoat (The Road). Christoph Waltz and Cate Blanchett are also in talks for the movie
Triple Nine is a reference to police code, indicating that an officer needs immediate assistance. The film ‘follows a group of thieves who plan to kill a young LAPD cop to divert the police away from a daring heist they’re perpetrating across town. Hunnam will play the targeted officer, while Waltz is in talks to play Hunnam’s uncle, a fellow cop investigating the criminals. Blanchett would play the juicy role of a notorious mobster’s Lady Macbeth-esque wife who’s really pulling the strings behind the heist.’
The film has been a long time coming, with the likes if Shia Labeouf, Chris Pine and Jeff Bridges circling previous incarnations (although the film has apparently changed significantly since then).