There’ll be a whole lot of A-List and prestige floating around Toronto
in the coming months since Red, the thriller with the insane cast, has
begun shooting. We recently learned that John Malkovich had joined the
cast, replacing John C. Reily as one of Bruce Willis’ team of spies,
and with that last bit of casting done, they’ve begun actually rolling (RED?) cameras.

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY UNDERWAY ON
SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT’S “RED”

 
January
12, 2010 — Toronto, Canada – Principal photography has
begun in Toronto on Summit Entertainment’s spy-thriller
“Red,” based on the DC Comics graphic novel of the
same name by Warren Ellis.

 
Joining
previously announced stars Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker and Academy
Award®-winners Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman, are two-time
Academy Award®-nominee John Malkovich, Karl Urban, Brian Cox,
Academy Award®-winners Richard Dreyfuss and Ernest Borgnine,
Julian McMahon, James Remar and Rebecca Pidgeon.

 
“Red”
is the story of Frank Moses (Willis), a former black-ops CIA agent, who
is now living a quiet life.  That is, until the day a hi-tech
assassin shows up intent on killing him.  With his identity
compromised and the life of the woman he cares for, Sarah (Parker),
endangered, Frank reassembles his old team (Freeman, Malkovich and
Mirren) in a last ditch effort to survive.

 
Directed
by Robert Schwentke (“The Time Traveler’s
Wife,” “Flightplan”) from a screenplay by
Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber (“Whiteout”), the film
is produced by di Bonaventura Pictures’ Lorenzo di
Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian (“Salt,”
“Transformers,” “Transformers: Revenge of
the Fallen”).  Executive producers are Jake Myers
(“Shanghai,” “Hollywoodland”)
and Gregory Noveck (“Jonah Hex”).  Di
Bonaventura Pictures’ production executive David Ready serves
as co-producer.

 
“Red”
reunites director Schwentke with director of photography Florian
Ballhaus (“Marley & Me,” “The Devil
Wears Prada”) and Oscar-winning film editor Thom Noble
(“Witness,” “Thelma &
Louise”) who collaborated with Schwentke on “The
Time Traveler’s Wife” and
“Flightplan.”  Additionally,
“Red” production designer Alec Hammond
(“Donnie Darko”) and costume designer Susan Lyall
(“Rachel Getting Married”) lent their talents to
Schwentke’s “Flightplan” as well.

 
“I’m
so excited at the phenomenal cast that Robert and our script have
attracted,” said di Boneventura.  “I think
audiences are going to have a great time.”

 
Summit’s
President of Production Erik Feig said, “RED is that classic
project with a little bit of something for everyone.  We are
thrilled to see it come to vivid life with an outstanding cast,
incredibly talented director, and top notch producing team. 
It’s gonna be a good one!””

 
“Red”
will film in and around the Toronto metropolitan area for nine weeks
before moving on to the road and ending in New Orleans in late March
for the final two weeks of principal photography.  The film is
scheduled for worldwide release on October 22, 2010.”


Expect
to see some photos of a number of aged, respected, and dignified actors
and actresses blowing shit the fuck up soon. Very soon.


Commit espionage the way old people fuck (with wisdom) on the MESSAGE BOARD.