Mel Gibson, Colin Farrell Join Revenge Thriller 'War Pigs'

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Mel Gibson (left), Colin Farrell

The WWII action pic for Millennium Films will be directed by Tommy Wirkola.

Mel Gibson and Colin Farrell have boarded War Pigs, a World War II action pic for Millennium Films to be directed by Tommy Wirkola, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Farrell will play Drex and Gibson fills the role of The Pastor in a project penned by Nick Ball and John Niven that follows ex-soldiers out for revenge against a gang that killed one of their own and stole their drug money.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian of di Bonaventura Productions will produce alongside Matt Berenson.

In addition to War Pigs, Gibson is set to helm Destroyer, a World War II naval war movie from Hollywood Gang Productions, marking his follow-up to Hacksaw Ridge, the 2016 war drama that served as his directorial comeback.

Farrell appeared in Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and A24’s The Lobster, while also starring in Saving Mr. Banks, Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

Farrell is repped by CAA and LBI Entertainment; Gibson is with CAA and Hansen Jacobson.

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