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Jim Mickle to direct Sylvester Stallone-led thriller for STX Entertainment

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During STX Entertainment's presentation at this year's CinemaCon, Sylvester Stallone announced that he was attached to star in a new thriller from the studio, and now Deadline is reporting that the film has found a director in the form of COLD IN JULY and WE ARE WHAT WE ARE helmer Jim Mickle.

The untitled project (previously known as GODFORSAKEN) will see Stallone playing "an aging ex-con with more regrets than memories. Upon hearing about his son’s death his solitude is quickly broken as he must now protect the only family he has left and avenge a son he hardly knew." Mickle, who was also behind the camera for 2010's STAKE LAND and 2006's MULBERRY STREET and co-created the SundanceTV series Hap and Leonard, will be directing from a script by Daniel Casey.

Stallone's animated pic ANIMAL CRACKERS is due out sometime next year, while Mickle is currently developing a big screen adaptation of the John N. Maclean novel The Esperanza Fire for Legendary.

Source: Deadline

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