Film News Roundup: ‘Vikings’ Actress Katheryn Winnick Joins Liam Neeson Thriller

Variety | 9/3/2019 | Dave McNary
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In today’s film news roundup, Katheryn Winnick and Juan Pablo Raba get cast, Bruce Springsteen’s documentary gets a release; Kinepolis buys a Michigan movie chain; and Beyond Fest sets its lineup.

“Vikings” actress Katheryn Winnick and Juan Pablo Raba (“Narcos”) have joined Liam Neeson in the action-thriller “The Minutemen.”

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The movie will begin shooting on Sept. 9 in New Mexico and Ohio. The story follows a rancher, played by Neeson, who becomes the unlikely defender of a young Mexican boy desperately fleeing the cartel assassins who have pursued him into the US. Raba will portray the leader of the assassins.

Robert Lorenz is directing from a screenplay written by Chris Charles and Danny Kravitz with the latest draft by Lorenz. Sculptor Media’s Warren Goz and Eric Gold will finance and produce alongside Zero Gravity Management’s Tai Duncan and Mark Williams. Raven Capital Management’s James Masciello will executive produce with Voltage Pictures’ CEO Nicolas Chartier and President Jonathan Deckter. Voltage is handling international sales.

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Lorenz has earned three Oscar nominations as a producer for “American Sniper,” “Letters from Iwo Jima” and “Mystic River.” Voltage has won six Academy Awards including Best Picture for “The Hurt Locker.”

Warner Bros. has set an Oct. 25 theatrical release in North America for Bruce Springsteen’s documentary “Western Stars.”

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The film, which centers on the making of Springsteen’s studio album, will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and be shown through Fathom Events on Oct. 19 and 23. The...
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