Bruce Willis Replaces Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'Captive' Indie Thriller

January 9, 2014
Source: Variety

Bruce Willis

Over two years ago, and indie thriller called Captive was in the works with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead as he was making his way back onto the big screen after ending his run as a governor. However, it appears another team member from The Expendables will step into the role instead. Variety has word that Bruce Willis, who ended up not returning for The Expendables 3, will take the lead role in the film about an American real estate magnate living in Brazil who is kidnapped and held inside of an armored truck for ransom, all while a detective (a role that has yet to be cast) specializing in ransom cases tries to find him.

The script came from writer Benjamin van der Veen and a story by Nicolai Fuglsig and has Simon Brand on board to direct. Brand directed a thriller called Unknown in 2006, which also dealt with a kidnapping case and starred Jim Caviezel, Greg Kinnear, Bridget Moynahan, Joe Pantoliano and Barry Pepper, so he must have a penchant for this kind of tale. Willis recently said he wanted to get away from big action, so maybe there's something different about this flick that caught his eye (it is an indie after all). We'll see the actor later this year in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which should be getting a trailer sometime soon.

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