The cast for the comic book adaptation Red continues to grow. In the beginning it was lonely Bruce Willis signed on to star, and then two Oscar winners decided to join the fun in the form of Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren. Now, according to THR, John C. Reilly and Mary-Louise Parker have just signed on to do the film as well.
Summit Entertainment is behind the live action adaptation of the Wildstorm/DC Comics miniseries, which will be directed by Robert Schwentke. The film centers on a former black-ops agent (Willis), now in retirement, who has to contend with younger, more high-tech assassins who show up to kill him.
Mirren will play one of Willis’ associates, while Parker will star as his romantic interest, a federal pension worker who becomes embroiled in his character’s struggle to stay alive. Reilly is on board as a retired CIA agent who is paranoid that everyone is out to kill him. Sounds like my kind of a character.
Red will be produced by Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian. It’s nice to see Reilly take on a role that will have slipping back into drama. In recent years he’s done a lot of comedy, and people forget that he’s an Oscar nominated actor who can bring the heat!
The same thing goes for Mary-Louise Parker, way before she was chucking trees on Weeds, she was a prevalent film actress. This film has caught my interest, let’s see how the rest of the cast plays out.
What do you think of Reilly and Parker joining Red?