Robert De Niro and Yvonne Strahovski Cast in 'The Killer Elite'

May 10, 2010
Source: Moviehole

Robert De Niro & Yvonne Strahovski

We've already heard that Clive Owen would be facing off against Jason Statham for the indie action-thriller The Killer Elite and that Dominic Purcell would be joining the cast in some capacity. Well now Australia's Herald Sun reports (and Moviehole confirms) that Robert De Niro and the absolutely gorgeous Yvonne Strahovski ("Chuck") have also joined the cast of the film which is already shooting down in Melbourne, Australia. The story follows a group of former British special forces being hunted by a team of assassins led by Statham's character, a former Navy Seal. Some slight spoilers follow in the character description below.

De Niro is playing Hunter, the mentor and best friend of Statham's character Danny. Apparently Hunter has been kidnapped by an Arab sheik who blackmails Danny into killing "Harris" (played by Lachy Hulme) in order to secure Hunter's release. No word on what character Strahovski will be playing (though surely she'll have to kick some asses and look good while doing it), but Ben Mendelsohn (Knowing), Aden Young ("The Starter Wife") and Firass Dirani have also joined the cast. The Killer Elite is actually based on a novel called The Feather Men by Ranulph Fiennes, first published in 1991 and will mark the feature film debut of Irish director Gary McKendry. We'll be keeping our eye on this project. Anyone like the sound of this so far?

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    Yvonne Strahovski is super hot in Mass Effect 2.
  • Diplow
    I want to make love to Yvonne Strahovski’s sexy feet. I want to smell in between her toes.
  • Cody w
    Lol yeah #1 was just thinking "Its miranda...I totally banged that bitch".
  • Drived
    Yvonne Strahovski is soooooooo hot!!! 😀
  • BLW
    So it's a remake?
  • Dee
    Total girl crush on Yvonne and it's great to see that she's branching out into movies. She's fantastic on Chuck. The girl can act the sh*t out of a scene and can totally kick ass as well. Always thought she would make a great Bond girl. Watch Chuck LIVE Mondays on NBC!
  • AB
    @ BLW: no, not a remake. It's base on the book "The Feather Men". Totally thumbs up for Yvonne Strahovski. Good cast altogether. Looking forward to it.
  • Kermonk
    Strahovski is in it, that's all i need to know.
  • Yvonne's in it, that's all I need to know. Well, actually, not quite; when does this movie come out? Anyway, good to see her in another role! All she's had in the US for a long time was ME2 and Chuck. Those are both good, but there's only two of them. There was The Canyon and Persons of Interest and stuff, but those were just in Australia I think.
  • Shannon
    When does this movie come out in theaters? Totally going to see it!
  • Strahovski! wwoooow she is wonderful girl, :)
  • LordGlorfindel
    Wow jaka ona piękna...Ale troche dziwne zdjęcie.On taki troche... brzydki a ona taka...przepiękna... Kocham ją!!!!/Wow she's so beautyful...But it's strange picture.He is little...ugly and she i so...beautyfull.I Love heeeer!!!!!




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