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A trio of actors join Walter Hill and Sylvester Stallone's untitled action film

07.11.2011

This f*cking movie.

So first it was known as HEADSHOT, then it was referred to as BULLET TO THE HEAD after the comic from which it's based in a press release issued last month, and now apparently the film is untitled according to Variety. Make up your minds!

Anyway, the trade is reporting that Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (KILLER ELITE, G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA), Christian Slater (GUNS, GIRLS AND GAMBLING, TRUE ROMANCE), and Holt McCallany (THE LOSERS, FIGHT CLUB) are the latest to join Walter Hill's return to action cinema (though truth be told, it's sounding more and more like DTV-level trash at this point). Akinnuoye-Agbaje will play the film's main villain, "a powerful attorney who's trying to cover up his scam to exploit poor neighborhoods that have been ravaged by Hurricane Katrina." Slater will play "a local handler who acts as a middleman" while McCallany will play "a dirty cop who's partners with Kang."

'Kang' is in reference to Sung Kang, the FAST FIVE actor who was last reported to have been cast in an undisclosed, supporting role. Well, now Variety is confirming that Kang will in fact be playing Sylvester Stallone's "ethnic" sidekick, the part that was initially set up for Thomas Jane to play before Jane's whiteness got him fired.

The untitled action-thriller - based on the graphic novel series Bullet to the Head about "a New Orleans hitman who teams with an NYPD detective, as they are brought together by two vicious murders" - also stars Jason Momoa (CONAN THE BARBARIAN, "Game of Thrones") as a villain named 'Keegan', and the gorgeous Sarah Shahi ("Life", "Fairly Legal") who will play Sly's daughter.
Extra Tidbit: Looking at Christian Slater's IMDb page, the dude's been a surprisingly busy man of late. Who knew?
Source: Variety

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4:16PM on 07/11/2011
Won't see this in the cinema as I'm still pissed off about Jane. I'll give it a download, unless of course it ends up being PG 13. Then I'll skip it completely.
Won't see this in the cinema as I'm still pissed off about Jane. I'll give it a download, unless of course it ends up being PG 13. Then I'll skip it completely.
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3:53PM on 07/11/2011

you know, I actually really like Sung Kang

but sorry

No Jane, No us.

No me.
but sorry

No Jane, No us.

No me.
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1:44PM on 07/11/2011
Guys, Sung Kang will be fine. In every single movie he's in, he handles himself well and has great screen presence.
Guys, Sung Kang will be fine. In every single movie he's in, he handles himself well and has great screen presence.
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12:42PM on 07/11/2011

DTV - seriously doubt it!

With Sly's recent box-office successes of Rock Balboa, Rambo, and The Expendables, I seriously doubt this movie would be a DTV. This will get a wide theater release....though I don't expect it to be a sure-fire box office hit, by any means.
With Sly's recent box-office successes of Rock Balboa, Rambo, and The Expendables, I seriously doubt this movie would be a DTV. This will get a wide theater release....though I don't expect it to be a sure-fire box office hit, by any means.
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11:03AM on 07/11/2011
Jane has been a favorite of mine for a while, but I find it really interesting how everybody suddenly supports and praises him when a year or so ago, many of the same people were trashing the guy, saying he's a bad actor, flaming his fans, etc. Also, you people do realize he has done a lot of DTV stuff, right? Like I said, I'm a fan but everyone talks like he's a total A-list big shot and that the movie will be total trash now that he isn't in it.
Jane has been a favorite of mine for a while, but I find it really interesting how everybody suddenly supports and praises him when a year or so ago, many of the same people were trashing the guy, saying he's a bad actor, flaming his fans, etc. Also, you people do realize he has done a lot of DTV stuff, right? Like I said, I'm a fan but everyone talks like he's a total A-list big shot and that the movie will be total trash now that he isn't in it.
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11:16AM on 07/11/2011
You know what would be helpful ? Stating who you are talking about.
You know what would be helpful ? Stating who you are talking about.
11:41PM on 07/11/2011
He did
He did
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10:58AM on 07/11/2011
Like everyone else I was and still am sorely disappointed that Thomas Jane was dismissed. The reason behind it (racism) absolutely makes my blood boil and is a major issue in and of itself. However, that being said, Jane's presence doesn't make or break the movie.
Like everyone else I was and still am sorely disappointed that Thomas Jane was dismissed. The reason behind it (racism) absolutely makes my blood boil and is a major issue in and of itself. However, that being said, Jane's presence doesn't make or break the movie.
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8:12AM on 07/11/2011
Ever since Jane was fired, I've lost my interest in this project. I am so tired of the racial duo... Sly + Jane... so much potential wasted. Guess I'll skip this one and catch it on streaming on one of them free sites.
Ever since Jane was fired, I've lost my interest in this project. I am so tired of the racial duo... Sly + Jane... so much potential wasted. Guess I'll skip this one and catch it on streaming on one of them free sites.
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4:24AM on 07/11/2011
christian slater is awesome
christian slater is awesome
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3:36AM on 07/11/2011
Christian Slater is the absolute f'ing MAN! George Kuffs is back in action!
Christian Slater is the absolute f'ing MAN! George Kuffs is back in action!
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3:01AM on 07/11/2011
Guess Sly doesn't want a repeat of Tango & Cash where he was outshone by his co-star. No danger of that with this line-up. Shame, because I think he raises his game when paired with decent actors.
Guess Sly doesn't want a repeat of Tango & Cash where he was outshone by his co-star. No danger of that with this line-up. Shame, because I think he raises his game when paired with decent actors.
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