Bridges takes it to 'Max' for Fox

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Beau Bridges has joined the cast of the Fox dramatic thriller "Max Payne," based on the hit Rockstar video game.

Bridges will play B.B. Hensley, a former cop and mentor figure to Max Payne, who helps him track down a cunning, ruthless killer.

Principal photography began March 3 in Toronto on the John Moore-directed film. Beau Thorne penned the script.

Mark Wahlberg stars as Payne, a maverick cop determined to track down those responsible for the murder of his partner and family.

Mila Kunis will play an assassin who teams with Payne to avenge her sister's death.

Julie Silverman and Scott Faye are producing. Tom Karnowski is executive producing.

Bridges was nominated for an Emmy last year for guest actor in a comedy for his role as Carl Hickey, father of Jason Lee's Earl Hickey on NBC's "My Name Is Earl." He recently wrapped another episode of the sitcom and is set to film an additional episode this month.

Bridges, who is repped by CAA, also has had a regular role on Sci Fi Channel's "Stargate: SG-1."
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