When Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) signs up to direct a movie, it’s very different to saying he will actually end up helming it, as he does have a tendency to jump from project to project. However, he’s now started casting Huter Killer, so it looks like he might actually make the action-thriller. Variety reports that Gerard Butler is in talks to star in the movie, with Sam Worthington being sought for another role.
The project is based on George Wallace and Don Keith’s upcoming novel, which follows an inexperienced US submarine captain who teams up with a Navy SEAL unit on a mission to rescue an overthrown Russian president. They must also stop a rogue Russian general from igniting World War III. Yep, it’s a plot from a movie of the early 90s, but we’re getting it in the 2010s instead!
Gerard Butler is in discussions to play the submarine captain, Joe Glass, while Sam Worthington is being considered to play Bill Beaman, the Navy SEAL team leader (although it’s not known if Worthington is interested).
Antoine Fuqua is directing Hunter Killer from a screenplay by Jamie Moss, Arne Schmidt, and John Kolvenbach, with shooting scheduled to start this winter.
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