Charlie Hunnam, Christoph Waltz & Cate Blanchett Hear 'Triple Nine'
Right now Charlie Hunnam plays a hero in the sci-fi blockbuster Pacific Rim, but he's headed to more grounded dramatic territory on the big screen soon. The Wrap has word that Hunnam is currently attached to star in Triple Nine, a new police thriller from Lawless director John Hillcoat. Shia LaBeouf was once in line to lead the film in 2010, but it appears he's fallen away over the years. In addition, Christoph Waltz and Cate Blanchett are in talks to star in the film which follows a group of thieves who plan to kill a young LAPD cop to divert the police away from a daring heist they're perpetrating across town. Read on!
The title refers to the police code that indicates an officer needs assistance. Hunnam is playing the star officer who ends up being targeted for harm to complete the heist sucessfully, while Waltz will play his uncle, a fellow cop who happens to be investigating the criminals. Blanchett is on the opposite side of the law as a notorious mobster's wife who is the mastermind behind the heist. The original script came from Matt Cooke, but supposedly it's been changed a bit since the original incarnation from years ago. The project sounds pretty interesting, and with Hillcoat at the helm, we're definitely looking forward to it.