Casting: Statham, Rourke, and Bellucci

Posted on 15 May 2009 by Quaid

Quaid here with a quick rundown of casting news.  I’ll make this brief and painless.

monica_bellucciFirst off, Monica Bellucci has joined Jerry Bruckheimer’s live-action The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.  She will star as a powerful sorceress and estranged love of Nick Cage’s Balthazar Blake.  Variety has details.

Jason Statham has joined The Killer Elite, a film to be directed by Gary McKendry based on Ranulph Fiennes’ bestseller “The Feathermen.”  The “true” story follows a group of British special forces members as they are hunted by assassins.  

Variety also tells us that  Mickey Rourke is having no trouble getting more work.  The Wrestler star will headline a remake of the 1980′s British gangster film Mona Lisa which originally starred the incomparable Bob Hoskins.  

That’s all the big ones.  Thanks for watching.                           

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