TREK Doc cast in RED
Comics2Film at Mania can exclusively report that actor Karl Urban has joined the swelling ranks of the film. Already cast are Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker, John C. Reilly, Helen Mirren, Julian McMahon, Brian Cox, Ernest Borgnine and Richard Dreyfuss.
Urban was seen recently playing Doctor "Bones" McCoy in 'Star Trek'. He also recently completed a turn in the manhwa-to-film adaptation of TOKYOPOP's 'Priest'.
The film, based on Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's comic, focuses on a retired CIA agent targeted for death by a mysterious assassin. The film expands greatly on the comic series (which Ellis says should be thought of as a "short story").
Our source tells us Urban is playing the role of "Cooper" but offered few details about the part. We've also that McMahon ('Fantastic Four', 'Nip/Tuck') is playing none other than the Vice President of the United States. Finally, our source confirmed that Borgnine and Dreyfuss have signed their deals for the film.
'Red' rolls cameras this January in Toronto.
News submitted by Barbara Davies