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Hugo Weaving Goes Down 'Mystery Road'; James Marden Draws 'Two Guns'; Catherine Keener Ready To 'Save Your Life' & James Woods Finds 'Jobs'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 26, 2012 at 6:03PM

Hugo Weaving continues to switch up big blockbusters and smaller minded fare, and this time he's headed to Australia to star in "Mystery Road" alongside "True Blood" hunk Ryan Kwanten, Jack Thompson, Tony Barry, Tasma Walton, Damian Walshe-Howling, David Field, Trisha Whitton and Siobhan Binge. Written and directed by Ivan Sen ("Toomelah"), the picture will tell the story of an indigenous detective who returns home to find out who killed an indigenous girl. Kwanten will play a pig hunter while Thompson takes the role of an out to pasture pastoralist. Filming is already underway and Aussie distribution is locked up, but if you're an international buyer, give Arclight Films a ring.
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Hugo Weaving James Marsden Catherine Keener James Woods

Hugo Weaving continues to switch up big blockbusters and smaller minded fare, and this time he's headed to Australia to star in "Mystery Road" alongside "True Blood" hunk Ryan Kwanten, Jack Thompson, Tony Barry, Tasma Walton, Damian Walshe-Howling, David Field, Trisha Whitton and Siobhan Binge. Written and directed by Ivan Sen ("Toomelah"), the picture will tell the story of an indigenous detective who returns home to find out who killed an indigenous girl. Kwanten will play a pig hunter while Thompson takes the role of an out to pasture pastoralist. Filming is already underway and Aussie distribution is locked up, but if you're an international buyer, give Arclight Films a ring. [Deadline]

We're sure James Marsden is a perfectly nice guy, but we can't think of a more vanilla and milquetoast screen presence than him. So with a thorough shrugging of our shoulders comes the news he's joined "2 Guns" with Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington. "Contraband" helmer Baltasar Kormakur directs the film about two lawmen—a DEA agent and a NAVY Seal—who investigate each other as each have been tasked to steal mob money. Marsden will play a naval commandar and joins Edward James Olmos, Paula Patton and Bill Paxton in the flick. [Variety]

Meanwhile, Catherine Keener re-ups with Judd Apatow for the first time since "The 40 Year-Old Virgin" as he's producing "Once" director John Carney's "Can A Song Save Your Life?" Keener has come aboard the film about a singer (Keira Knightley) who moves to New York, only to be dumped by her boyfriend (Maroon 5’s Adam Levine). But a down-on-his-luck record producer (Mark Ruffalo) discovers her singing in a bar, and sets out to make her a star, with romance presumably blossoming soon after. She'll play Cassyl, Ruffalo's estranged wife; production starts in New York City soon. [Deadline]

Lastly, James Woods and a batch of other folks (Ron Eldard, John Getz, Lesley Ann Warren) have joined "Jobs," the Steve Jobs biopic that has Ashton Kutcher as the tech whiz/guru/tyrant. The project is now filming, but there's no word on Woods' role, but we're still stuck on Kutcher = Jobs. Really? [THR]

This article is related to: Hugo Weaving, James Marsden, James Woods, Mystery Road, 2 Guns, Jobs, Catherine Keener, Begin Again, Ryan Kwanten


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