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Sylvester Stallone cast in Wayne Kramer's action-thriller Headshot

02.07.2011

This is kind of interesting. It looks like HEADSHOT, the new action-thriller from director Wayne Kramer (CROSSING OVER, RUNNING SCARED), will mark the first time aging tough guy Sylvester Stallone will be starring in a film as a lead - that he hasn't directed himself - since 2003's SHADE (which I want to say was a DTV flick?). Seems like this should've happened sooner, but perhaps Sly has become a little pickier over the years.

Whatever the case may be, THR is reporting that Stallone will indeed be starring in the new film directed by Kramer from a script by Alessandro Camon (THE MESSENGER). In the story, Stallone's character "teams with a young NYPD detective in a high-stakes investigation that leads from the dingy back alleys of New Orleans all the way to the power corridors of Washington, D.C. The unlikely duo, brought together by two vicious murders, take on all who stand in their way, and are willing to sacrifice everything to exact revenge."

I get the feeling that this movie will be made or broken by not only who gets cast opposite Stallone in the role of the young NYPD detective, but whether or not the two can showcase some viable on screen chemistry. We shall have to wait and see.

HEADSHOT begins shooting this May in Louisiana and New York.
Extra Tidbit: Seriously, I kind of forgot how bad Stallone's early 2000s were. Here's hoping he doesn't sink like that again.

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1:45PM on 02/07/2011
This is Wayne Kramer - The guy responsible for one of the most under-rated action movies in the pass ten years, "Running Scared". I think this is worth keeping an eye on.
This is Wayne Kramer - The guy responsible for one of the most under-rated action movies in the pass ten years, "Running Scared". I think this is worth keeping an eye on.
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10:38AM on 02/07/2011
Sweet! I can't wait. I personally don't care which comes first (this or The Expendables II), but sometimes it's best, while doing a franchise, to have a different movie in between installments. I would really love for Mark Wahlberg to be cast as the younger detective. I think that'd be a good match up.
Sweet! I can't wait. I personally don't care which comes first (this or The Expendables II), but sometimes it's best, while doing a franchise, to have a different movie in between installments. I would really love for Mark Wahlberg to be cast as the younger detective. I think that'd be a good match up.
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9:18AM on 02/07/2011
How about Paul Walker as his partner. I mean the best I have ever seen Walker in a movie was Running Scared, which the director of this movie directed.
How about Paul Walker as his partner. I mean the best I have ever seen Walker in a movie was Running Scared, which the director of this movie directed.
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1:52PM on 02/07/2011
I totally agree! By far is best role yet. I could see that working.
I totally agree! By far is best role yet. I could see that working.
2:51PM on 02/09/2011
paul walker at his best can still be improved on by casting someone else IMO
paul walker at his best can still be improved on by casting someone else IMO
8:15AM on 02/07/2011
Ben Foster opposite Stallone! That would be the motherfucking shit.
Ben Foster opposite Stallone! That would be the motherfucking shit.
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7:58AM on 02/07/2011
I say it's better if they don't force out an expendables 2. Give it time, think it through. Make a good sequel, doesn't have to come out this year.

For this film: cast Scott caan! Sure, I don't know the character but Scott is great on the new hawaii five-o and think he would be good together with stallone.
I say it's better if they don't force out an expendables 2. Give it time, think it through. Make a good sequel, doesn't have to come out this year.

For this film: cast Scott caan! Sure, I don't know the character but Scott is great on the new hawaii five-o and think he would be good together with stallone.
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7:06AM on 02/07/2011
wait what about expendables 2..wasnt that gonna be shooting this year already..anyway im all for stallone in anything & i loved running scared as a very good underrated gem
wait what about expendables 2..wasnt that gonna be shooting this year already..anyway im all for stallone in anything & i loved running scared as a very good underrated gem
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4:13AM on 02/07/2011

Shade was better than you'd expect!!

Not a classic but it's an entertaining B Movie.

Any Stallone news is good news!
Not a classic but it's an entertaining B Movie.

Any Stallone news is good news!
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5:33PM on 02/07/2011
I agree. It's unfortunate it wasn't better made and promoted though, because Stallone gave one hell of a performance (I'm not just saying that because I'm a fan either). I mean even critics praised his performance in Shade (even though I don't put much stock in what critics have to say).
I agree. It's unfortunate it wasn't better made and promoted though, because Stallone gave one hell of a performance (I'm not just saying that because I'm a fan either). I mean even critics praised his performance in Shade (even though I don't put much stock in what critics have to say).
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