John Malkovich Sees Red
01.12.10 by Ryan
John Malkovich may not up for the role of The Vulture after Sony decided to reboot the franchise, but that doesn't mean he won't have another comic book adaptation in the works. THR reports that Malkovich has been cast in the adaptation of the comic book Red, replacing John C. Reilly, who left the project in late December for unspecified reasons.
Malkovich joins an impressive ensemble cast that includes Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Julian McMahon, Richard Dreyfuss, and Ernest Borgnine. The movie follows an ex-CIA black ops agent (Willis) who is being hunted down by other assassins. Malkovich will play a paranoid contemporary of Willis, who joins him to find the culprit that wants Willis dead.
Production on Red begins this week in Toronto, with Robert Schwentke directing a script by Erich and Jon Hoeber (Whiteout).