Woody Harrelson Joins John Hillcoat’s TRIPLE NINE; Tilda Swinton, Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser and More in Talks for Judd Apatow’s TRAINWRECK

     March 18, 2014


Here’s a bit of casting news for you to enjoy:

  • Woody Harrelson has joined John Hillcoat’s heist thriller Triple Nine, starring Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Michael B. Jordan, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, and Gal Gadot.
  • More stars are in negotiations to join Judd Apatow’s comedy, Trainwreck, including Tilda Swinton, Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia, and Jon Glaser.

Hit the jump for more on both pictures. 

woody-harrelson-triple-nineFirst up from Deadline is news that Harrelson will join Triple Nine, a thriller scripted by Matt Cook.  The story centers on “a crew of dirty cops [who are] blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for “officer down”. Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge.”  Harrelson will star as Sergeant Detective Jeffrey Allen, the uncle to Affleck’s cop character.  Harrelson’s most recent performance was in the buzz-worthy HBO series, True Detective, and he’ll next star in the final two installments of The Hunger Games series. Triple Nine is expected to begin production this summer.

The Trainwreck casting news is so numerous that it took both The Wrap and Variety to report it.  Plot details are being kept quiet, but the film has a release date set for July 24, 2015.  Amy Schumer stars in the film alongside Bill Hader, Brie Larson, and Colin Quinn.  Swinton would play Schumer’s boss.  Vanessa Bayer, John Cena, and Ezra Miller are also in talks to join, but further character details are not available at this time.

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