Film Dept.'s 'Citizen' patrol adds quartet
EmptyMichael Gambon, Leslie Bibb, Colm Meaney and Theresa Randle have come aboard the Film Department thriller "Law Abiding Citizen." Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx already have been cast in the F. Gary Gray-directed vigilante movie.
"The Longest Yard" screenwriter Sheldon Turner recently came on to do production work on the script as the film chugs toward its Jan. 21 start date in Philadelphia.
Butler, Alan Siegel, Lucas Foster and Mark Gill are producing; Neil Sacker and Robert Katz are executive producing.
"Citizen" is set in motion when a district attorney orchestrates a plea bargain that sets free the killers of another man's family. The aggrieved victim then seeks personal justice from the D.A.
Writers Kurt Wimmer ("The Recruit"), David Ayer ("Harsh Times") and Frank Darabont ("The Mist"), who was once in line to direct "Citizen," have worked on the script.
The CAA-repped Turner has a film known as the untitled Ben Affleck/ Arizona project in development and the Jason Reitman-directed "Up in the Air" shooting next month.
Producer- distributor the Film Department also is producing "The Rebound," a comedy starring Catherine Zeta-Jones; "The Perfect Man," a remake to be directed by Peter Chelsom; and "The Beautiful and the Damned," a biopic starring Keira Knightley. (partialdiff)