Clifton Collins Jr Cast in J.T. Petty's Supernatural Film 'Hellbenders'
Another supernatural project. Variety reports that character actor Clifton Collins Jr., seen in everything from Crank 2 to Babel to Abrams' Star Trek to Extract to Brothers and even The Boondock Saints II, is set to star in a new project called Hellbenders from filmmaker J.T. Petty. I've been following Petty ever since seeing his western-horror film The Burrowers, as he's a great filmmaker with a lot of potential. Petty wrote the Hellbenders screenplay, that's about a secret group of elite demonologists in a Brooklyn diocese who battle a terrifying supernatural force that threatens their lives and faith. Sounds like it could be interesting.
Hellbenders is a 3D film that will also star Clancy Brown and Dan Fogler and goes into production next week. Not only do I think J.T. Petty is still a talent to watch out for, but I also really love Clifton Collins Jr. He's such a great character actor, a hell of a guy in real life, and it's great to see him working up the ladder and getting bigger and better roles, from Star Trek to now this. I hope this spot in Hellbenders is a starring position for Collins, but I'm guessing he's just joining along with Brown and Fogler. The script is based on a graphic novel written by Petty, who also recently sold his spec, Zombies vs. Robots to Michael Bay and Sony. It looks like this is being produced independently, so we'll have to keep our eye out for more updates on this.