John Malkovich Signs On for Adaptation of DC Comics' Red

January 10, 2010

John Malkovich

Summit Entertainment has already cast Hollywood heavyweights Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis and even the elegant Helen Mirren in the DC Comics adaptation of Warren Ellis's comic series Red, but now THR's Heat Vision says John Malkovich has signed on to star in the Robert Schwenke directed action thriller. He will be replacing John C. Reilly who was cast last November. Malkovich will play an erratic retired CIA agent who's paranoid that everyone is out to kill him; when he's finally correct in his worries, joins Bruce Willis' character in his quest to find out who wants them dead. Sounds right up Malkovich's alley. Read on!

With filming set to begin this week, Malkovich joins a fairly interesting supporting cast that already includes Mary-Louise Parker, Julian McMahon, Richard Dreyfuss, Ernest Borgnine and Brian Cox as well. At least Malkovich has something to keep him busy in the midst of delayed production of Spider-Man 4 (or rather Spider-M4n) on which Malkovich just confirmed his villainous involvement as Vulture. Personally, while I find Malkovich an interesting actor, he usually only plays an exaggerated version of himself. But that doesn't stop him from being a great addition to any cast, especially with his ability to move in and out of comedy and drama so easily. That will definitely come in handy this time. Stay tuned for any further developments!

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  • Nasty Nate
    No other pictures of Malkovich?
  • There ya go, how about that one? :)
  • Nick
    So does this make Malkovich the 2nd actor to sign a Marvel role as well as a DC role?
  • Nasty Nate
    Sweet! I was hoping for something from Places of the Heart, but Buck Howard Works. :) @3- John Malkovich, Ryan Reynolds and James Marsden.
  • stanisic
    and he already have another role in DC in Jonah Hex
  • Cinprog
    I liked John Malkovich in Con Air he is an actor that seems to me that he dose not want to be type cast which is a good thing. I don't no a lot a bout DC Comics Red so i cannot coment anyforther. 😉
  • beavis
    i like the sound of this. while i like reilly a lot, i think John Malkovich is a better choice for this role.
  • Linkfx
    You should see Dangerous Liasons, I thought Malkovich was at the top of his game back then, he almost had sex appeal. You should check it out, if you haven't already.
  • tir na nog
    One of the best actors to never win an oscar,John is.Check out his Ripley movie.Vulture will be great. Cant believe Borgnine is still working ,his in his nineties,fair play.
  • Finally he can play something not so typical of him. I wouldn't mind him being a weird bad ass with a gun next to Willis. Anyhow I hope this mini series isn't ruined. Loved the comic book.
  • jinx
    He is also playing Col. Wilma Deerings father in the new Buck Rogers movie
  • Cody
    Soooo to sum this thread up, Malkovich is cast in a shitload of movies for the next 3 years or so. Great news.
  • tobi,leader of the akatsuki
    this is bit fucked up,his jonah hex,red & the vulture.




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