Johnathon Schaech has joined the cast of sci-fi thriller Vice. Director Brian A. Miller’s film is set on a futuristic resort where the rich can live out their darkest fantasies and the lifelike staff are actually synthetic beings. Schaech will play Chris, an adviser to resort owner Julian (Bruce Willis) who can predict usually how Julian will react and tries to stay one step ahead of him. Schaech recently did arcs on Showtime’s Ray Donovan and Lifetime’s The Client List and next appears in the features 7500 and The Prince. He is repped by APA and the Schiff Co.
Dan Bakkedahl has been cast in Agent 47, Fox’s reboot of Hitman that originally was going to star Paul Walker. Rupert Friend stars as Agent 47, the bald, cloned assassin-for-hire made famous in the Square Enix video game. Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware also star. Bakkedahl will play Sanders, a U.S. State Department official in Vienna who interrogates Agent 47. He is a regular on the FXX comedy Legit, and his TV credits also include Veep, Community and United States Of Tara. He also appeared in the 2013 big-screen comedy The Heat. He is repped by Paradigm and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.
EXCLUSIVE: Hannah Ware has been set to star with Rupert Friend and Zachary Quinto in Agent 47, the reboot of Hitman which is fast taking shape at Fox. This was the pic that Paul Walker planned to star in before his tragic death, with Homeland star Friend taking the lead role. Aleksander Bach is directing a script by Kyle Ward, Skip Woods and Michael Finch, and Alex Young, Chuck Gordon and Adrian Askarieh are producing with Daniel Alter exec producing. The film starts production February 24 in Berlin before moving to Singapore.
Ware most recently starred in the ABC series Betrayal and before that the Starz series Boss. She also starred alongside Josh Brolin in the Spike Lee-directed Oldboy. She’s repped by WME, Independent Talent Group, and Liebman Entertainment.
Zachary Quinto, who stars as Spock in Star Trek reboots (Star Trek Into Darkness), will be joining Rupert Friend in Fox International’s Hitman sequel, Agent 47. Quinto will be joining the project straight from the New York stage where he is co-starring to critical raves in The Glass Menagerie. Agent 47 is the project that previously was cast with Paul Walker in the lead. After the actor died tragically in a car crash, the project was postponed from its initial February start date and then recast. Friend (best known for Homeland) came aboard to replace Walker earlier this month. It will be directed by Aleksander Bach from a script by Skip Woods and Michael Finch. The project will now go before the cameras in March. Chuck Gordon, Alex Young and Adrian Askarieh are producing. Daniel Alter is the exec producer. It makes complete sense why the studio would do a sequel for this property. The original Hitman bowed in 2007 with Timothy Olyphant and Dougray Scott starring. That film went onto gross just shy of $100M worldwide ($99.96M), most of it — $60.2M coming from international markets. Quinto previously portrayed Sylar in the sci-fi Heroes television series for four years, from 2006 to 2010. His name is now synonymous with Star Trek, having portrayed the young Spock first in 2009′s Star Trek reboot and then again in last year’s Into Darkness. That film has grossed $467.3M total … Read More »