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McG gears up for a new comedy-thriller

Time to gear up for new films, y’all. McG (Supernatural, Terminator: Salvation) is gearing up as well, and casting for his newest film is wrapped up, with filming already going on in Paris.  Ahh, Paris.

Looks like this will be a fun thrill ride kinda film, with Kevin Costner playing a retired Secret Service agent that goes out for the ever-popular “one last mission”.  The twist?  The agent will get a drug that can save his life.  Naturally, the drug has side-effects…and I’m sure hilarity ensues.  Let’s hope Costner can play the funny fall guy.  Hey, he was great in Tin Cup, so fingers crossed.

IMDb has this film listed as being titled Three Days to Kill, but that’s always subject to tweaking.  The film is slated for release in 2013, but exactly when is still up in the air (which isn’t surprising, given the usual sturm und drang of production).

More info — including the full press release — after the jump!

EuropaCorp and Relativity Media Round Out Casting on McG’s Untitled Thriller Project

Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld and Connie Nielsen join Oscar®-Winner Kevin Costner in the Thriller Currently Filming in Paris

(Beverly Hills, Calif.) January 7, 2013 – EuropaCorp and Relativity Media have closed deals with Amber Heard (The Rum Diary, Paranoia), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Connie Nielsen (Gladiator) for their Untitled Thriller project starring previously announced Oscar®-winner Kevin Costner (The Bodyguard, Dances With Wolves, Open Range). McG (Charlie’s Angels, Terminator Salvation) directs the gripping action tale from a screenplay by Luc Besson (Taken, Transporter) and Adi Hasak (From Paris With Love). The film is currently in production in Paris and will continue in Serbia, where it will wrap on April 22nd.

Collaborating with McG behind the scenes is a creative below-the-line team including: director of photography Thierry Arbogast (The Fifth Element), production designer Sébastien Inizan (Taken 2), sound editor Stéphane Bucher (Taken 2), costume designer Olivier Bériot (Taken) and editor Audrey Simonaud (Taken 2).

This darkly comedic action film tells a story about a secret service agent who’s agreed to return from retirement for one last mission – in exchange for access to an experimental drug that could save his life. Hallucinatory, narcoleptic action ensues as he tries to complete the mission while battling the side effects of the drug.

The film is being produced by EuropaCorp’s Besson and Relativity’s CEO, Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter). Marc Libert (Lockout) and Relativity’s President, Tucker Tooley (Immortals) will executive produce.


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