Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis to possibly see Red?

Freeman-Willis-RedOver a year after it was initially reported, some casting details are coming out of Summit Entertainment regarding the adaptation of the DC/Wildstorm comic Red, courtesy of Variety.

Originally written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Cully Hamner, the trade magazine claims that Morgan Freeman is “in talks” to star in Red with Bruce Willis (whom The Hollywood Reporter said in April was also “in talks”).

The details in the THR story point to Willis taking on the role of Paul Moses, a former CIA agent who is targeted by an assassin sent by new director Michael Beesley; that looks like a role for Freeman, but I can’t confirm that.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian (GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Salt) are producing with DC executive Gregory Noveck serving as executive producer. Brothers Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber (Whiteout) are adapting/writing the script, and the film is set for a 2010 release date… which means they’d better finish up these negotiations and get a director, soon!

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Posted on July 20, 2009 at 05:43 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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