Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Max Martini is in negotiations to join the cast of Breacher. The actor will play Pyro, a member of the elite DEA team at the heart of the David Ayer-directed action thriller. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Avatar’s Sam Worthington, and Terrence Howard, Breacher chronicles the team as they are systematically killed off one by one following their theft of drug cartel money. Skip Woods wrote the script. QED International is providing the financing, with Open Road distributing.

Breacher is set to start filming in Atlanta later this fall. Martini recently completed work playing a Navy SEAL Commander in Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks and Catherine Keener. The film about a hijacking on the open seas is directed by Paul Greengrass from a script by Hunger Games scribe Billy Ray. Martini also is featured in Pacific Rim, the upcoming alien invasion epic directed by Guillermo del Toro. Martini is repped by ICM Partners and managed by Forward.

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