The comic book film adaptation of Red continues its casting, bringing on Julian McMahon, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Dreyfuss and Brian Cox who are in negotiations to join the all-star cast.
Red is based on the Wildstorm/DC Comics miniseries which tells the tale of a former black ops agent (Bruce Willis), now in retirement, who has to contend with younger, more high-tech assassins who show up to kill him.
McMahon would play a Vice President with a dark side who is at the center of a shadow conspiracy. Borgnine will play the keeper of the CIA's darkest records, while Dreyfuss will be a wealthy man who builds a fortune out of lucrative government contracts. Cox is a former Cold War spy and nemesis of Willis.
Also co-starring in the film are Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John C. Reilly and Mary Louise Parker.
The script was written by Jon and Erich Hoeber. Shooting is set to begin early next year.
Out of all of the casting in this film, I am most excited to see screen legend Ernest Borgnine up on the big screen.
Source: Heat Vision