Following Thursday’s initial reports, Twitchfilm confirmed the additions of actress Julie Estelle and Singaporean actor Sunny Pang in the new action thriller, Headshot, from SCTV Station and Screenplay Infinite Films. Action star Iko Uwais leads the cast with actress Chelsea Islan for the film’s production set to roll cameras within a week or so.
The Mo Brothers, as pennamed with respect to their names, Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel, are directing with a script that centers on Uwais as an amnesiac with a head injury whose past comes back to haunt him upon being nursed back to health by a young doctor. Pang (re: solve, The Collector), is set to play one of the key villains as he has reportedly learning lines in Bahasa, which should already bode well on screen since he’s fluent in a few other languages, including English.
Uwais reunites with Estelle following last year’s massive cult success in Gareth Huw Evans’s The Raid 2 next to that of the Mos‘ hit horror thriller, Killers, both which premiered at Sundance. Tjahjanto was previously attached to direct Joe Taslim-starrer, The Night Comes For Us in late 2014 with Uwais designing the fights with Estelle herself also joining before the project was abruptly cast aside.
Uwais proceeded onward with filming scenes with fellow action cohort Yayan Ruhian and actor Frank Grillo for upcoming sci-fi sequel Beyond Skyline prior to pre-vizualizing sequences for Evans’s next, Blister, and joining Peter Berg’s STX production, Mile 22 with Ronda Rousey and Mark Wahlberg, among other things.
Stay tuned for more info.
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