SLEEPING DOGS: Karen Gillan And More Cast For Russell Crowe-Led Oz Crime Pic
Cameras have begun rolling in Australia for crime thriller, Sleeping Dogs, casting Karen Gillan to join the Russell Crowe starrer from Nickel City Pictures partnering and Highland Film Group. Casting additions also include Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Harry Greenwood (The Nightingale) and Thomas M. Wright (Universal Pictures’ Everest).
Adam Cooper makes his directorial debut on the pic from a script he wrote alongside Bill Collage following their work on Assassins Creed, and Exodus: Gods and Kings. Mark Fasano of Nickel City Pictures produces next to Cooper and Collage, along with Deborah Glover and Pouya Shabazian of New Leaf Literary. Matthew Goldberg and Cliff Roberts are exec producing, in addition to Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier and Ford Corbett whose Highland will rep world sales at EFM.
Based on E.O. Chirovici’s critically acclaimed novel, “The Book of Mirrors,” Crowe plays homicide detective Roy Freeman, who in the wake of a cutting-edge Alzheimer’s treatment, is tasked with re-examining a brutal murder case from his past – the grisly murder of a college professor (Csokas). Intrigued and fighting to regain his memory, Roy enlists his former partner to help him revive the investigation. This time though, things unfold very differently when they encounter a magnetic and mysterious woman (Gillan): as he uncovers a tangled web of contradictions and secrets, Roy is forced to face a horrific reality that changes his world forever in the blink of an eye.
Duel and Gunpowder Milkshake star Gillan will appear once again in her next Marvel stakehold, Guardians Of The Galaxy: Vol. 3 from director James Gunn. She is repped by UTA, Linden Entertainment and Maison Two.
Csokas is repped by Sue Barnett & Associates, Independent Talent Group, Gersh, and Anonymous Content; Greenwood by Shanahan Management and Circle of Confusion; and Wright by by UTA and Stacey Testro International.
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