Simon Pegg, Teresa Palmer, Sonia Braga, and Luke Hemsworth have been cast in a new crime thriller called Kill Me Three Times. This is a very different kind of project for Pegg, who is mostly known for his comedic roles. Even in the more serious films he's done he's kind of been the comic relief. In this film he plays an assassin, so that will be interesting and cool! Deadline describes the story...
A singer in a surf town (Braga) is the link between three tales of murder, blackmail, and revenge. Pegg plays an assassin hired by the singer’s husband; Stapleton is a gambling addict trying to pay off his debts through a life insurance scam masterminded by Palmer’s small town Lady Macbeth. Brown is a corrupt cop and Hemsworth plays a surfer trying to save Braga from her would-be killer.
The film will be directed by Kriv Stenders, who directed the Australia's biggest film of 2011, Red Dog, which I haven't seen.
What do you think of Pegg playing an assassin?