Sossamon, Jones, Rea play 'Heavy'

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Shannyn Sossamon, Vinnie Jones and Stephen Rea have joined producer Parkland Pictures' crime thriller "The Heavy."

Writer-director Marcus Warren's British feature centers on a henchman (Gary Stretch) who is forced to repay a debt to his shady businessman boss (Rea) by assassinating his own brother, a high-profile politician. The plan begins to unravel when he gets involved with a student (Sossamon) whose apartment he plans to use for the crime, and a corrupt detective (Jones) gets on his trail.

Christopher Lee, George Harris, Geoff Bell and Jean Marsh round out the cast. Principal photography began this month in the U.K. Parkland is selling international rights to the feature at the Cannes market.

Sossamon's upcoming films include After Dark Films' "Wristcutters: A Love Story," Warner Bros.' "One Missed Call" and the indie "Life is Hot in Cracktown."

Jones' credits include "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," Lionsgate's "Played" and New Line Cinema's "Rush Hour 3."

Rea's credits include Miramax's "The Crying Game," Sony Pictures Classics' "Breakfast on Pluto," Warner Bros.' "V for Vendetta" and "The Reaping" and the upcoming indie "The Mutant Chronicles."

Sossamon is repped by CAA and the Dash Group. Jones is repped by Classic Management and Nine Yards Entertainment. Rea is repped by ICM.
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