'Divergent' Actor Theo James Joins John Michael McDonagh's 'War on Everyone'

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Theo James

The director's third film, after 'The Guard' and 'Calvary,' also stars Michael Pena and Alexander Skarsgard.

British actor Theo James, most recently seen starring alongside Shailene Woodley in the two Divergent installments, has joined the cast of War on Everyone.

John Michael McDonagh’s third film, the follow up to 2014's Calvary and 2011's The Guard, also stars Michael Pena and Alexander Skarsgard playing two corrupt New Mexico cops who attempt to blackmail criminals only to find themselves dealing with an individual more dangerous than they are.

Principal photography on the film has now started in Albuquerque. The film is being produced by longterm McDonagh collaborators Chris Clark and Flora Fernande-Marengo for Reprisal Films, in conjunction with Phil Hunt and Compton Ross for Head Gear Films with the support of the BFI Film Fund.

"It gives me great pleasure to declare War on Everyone with my fellow combatants, Michael Pena and Alexander Skarsgard," said McDonagh. "We look forward to the battles ahead, and we will go on with a spirit that fears nothing. That's Homer, by the way."

U.K.-based Bankside Films is handling international sales and has already secured U.K. rights for Icon Films, Australia/New Zealand for Icon Film Distribution and Latin America, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Benelux, Spain and Portugal for Sony Pictures Worldwide. No U.S. distributor has been announced yet.


 

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