january jones diane kruger unknown white male

Here’s another casting story that has to do with two talented beauties. According to Variety, Diane Kruger and Mad Men actress January Jones have been cast in the upcoming thriller, Unknown White Male. The film will be produced by Dark Castle and already has Liam Neeson set to star as the lead.

Unknown White Male centers on a man who awakens from a coma to find that someone else has assumed his identity, and no one, including his wife, believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is. Jones is set to play Neeson’s wife, while Kruger will play a Berlin taxi driver and his unexpected ally. The film will be directed by Orphan helmer Jaume Collet-Serra from a screenplay written by Oliver Butcher, Stephen Cornwell and Karl Gajdusek.

I love Liam Neeson, and I like January Jones but she seems like odd casting for his wife. I can’t put my finger on it, but something is a little off to me. Maybe because I see Neeson as more of a patriarchal figure and her as a bit young to play his romantic interest?

What do you think about Kruger and Jones joining the cast?