Primetime Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Barry Pepper is set to star in the upcoming mob thriller Bring Him to Me, which is currently shooting in Queensland, Australia.
Pepper (Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile, Maze Runner) will star in the film helmed by director Luke Sparke (Occupation Rainfall), with a script by writer Tom Evans. Alongside Pepper, acting legend Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Peaky Blinders), Rachel Griffiths (Hilary & Jackie), Liam McIntyre (Spartacus: Vengeance), Jamie Costa, Jennings Brower (Netflix Dreams), and Zac Garred (Occupation) are also set to appear in the upcoming film.
“Under orders from a ruthless crime boss, a getaway driver must battle his conscience and drive a young and unsuspecting passenger to an uncertain fate in Bring Him to Me,” reads the official synopsis for the film. “Written by Tom Evans, the script was inspired by the traumatic scene in Martin Scorsese’s Casino in which Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci) unwittingly turns up for a meeting in a cornfield and things go south.”
“It’s so surreal to be able to work with Barry, Sam and Rachel,” said Sparke in a statement. “They are experts in their craft and will bring so much depth to their respective characters. I’ve been fascinated by morally grey stories like Breaking Bad and Drive, so when presented with the chance to dive deep into the underworld, I couldn’t resist bringing my own flavor to the genre toeing the lines of film noir and graphic novels.”
As of now, no release information for the film has been revealed, with production still ongoing in Australia.