AFM: Udo Kier and James C. Burns Join 'Courier X'

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Udo Kier

The conspiracy drama looks at supposed CIA involvement in the 1996 crash of TWA flight 800

Veteran German actor Udo Kier (Nymphomaniac), and Transformers actor James C. Burns have signed on to star in Courier X, a conspiracy thriller about the 1996 crash of TWA flight 800.

The 1996 crash, which killed all 230 passengers on board, was, at the time, the second-deadliest airline accident ever in the United States. Several conspiracy theories have emerged following the incident, which speculate that the crash was due to a terrorist strike, a U.S. Navy missile test gone wrong or an onboard bomb.

Courier X links the CIA to the crash, with Burns playing a CIA field manager in the film. Kier plays a former member of the East German secret police, the Stasi, who gets solicited by the CIA. Thomas Gulamerian is directing the film, in his feature debut.

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