Three Locked For Tony Scott's "Potzdamer Platz"

7/14/2010 Posted by Admin

Three Locked For Tony Scott's "Platz"

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By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

While his brother Ridley preps his prequel to "Aliens," Tony Scott is keeping himself busy locking in the cast fir his upcoming film "Potzdamer Platz."

The Playlist reports that Christopher Walken and Johnny Hallyday have joined while Javier Bardem has been confirmed to be onboard the $38 million action thriller.

The drama follows two soldiers in a New Jersey-based crime family who try to expand internationally. Though the title refers to the famed public square in central Berlin, the action will be shifted to Puerto Rico and the title will likely change with it.

Mickey Rourke already has been confirmed to be involved. Jason Statham was said to be circling earlier this year while Scott was hoping to lure both Al Pacino and Gene Hackman for roles.

I love the cast of this film so far, and I think Tony Scott is an underrated director. While many of his recent movies have been uneven ("The Taking of Pelham 123", "Déjà Vu"), he also has directed three of my personal favorite movies in the past: "True Romance," "Enemy of the State" and "Spy Game." This movie definetly has potential to be one of the directors best works if things fall together in the right place.

David Scinto and Louis Mellis ("Sexy Beast") have re-written a script by Buddy Giovinazzo and shooting kicks off in January in Puerto Rico.

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