T.I. Harris, Ron Perlman Joining Milla Jovovich in 'Monster Hunter' (Exclusive)
Hip-hop artist turned actor T.I. Harris and grizzled acting vet Ron Perlman are joining Milla Jovovich in Monster Hunter, Screen Gems’ adaptation of the Capcom video game.
Paul W.S. Anderson, the writer-director behind the video game adaptation franchise Resident Evil, which also starred Jovovich, his wife, is sitting behind the camera and the keyboard.
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The game’s premise involves players taking on characters who track and kill monsters, leveling up with weapons and gear. The plot for the feature project is unclear, but it is known that Jovovich is playing a character named Artemis.
Harris is playing Link, a sniper, while Perlman will play a man named Admiral, the leader of the Hunter’s Crew.
The project, in the $60 million range, is set to begin shooting next month in South Africa.
Anderson is producing with longtime cohorts Jeremy Bolt and Robert Kulzer. Screen Gems will release the film in the U.S., with the studio’s Sony Pictures Releasing International handling distribution in select international territories
Harris, who reprised his Ant-Man role for this summer’s hit sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, is coming off working with Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name!, Netflix's biopic of Rudy Ray Moore, the late envelope-pushing comedian and film producer.
Perlman is the veteran cult actor who starred on FX's Sons of Anarchy and toplined the Amazon series Hand of God. He is currently on the Sony Crackle series titled Startup and he most recently produced and starred in an independent movie Asher opposite Famke Janssen and Richard Dreyfuss. The movie was picked up by Momentum Pictures.
Harris is repped by APA, Defient Management, Category 5 Entertainment and Sloane Offer. Perlman is repped by Gersh and Link Entertainment.
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