Milla Jovovich Joins Cymbeline

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Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Resident Evil) has just joined the cast of the upcoming Cymbeline and will star opposite Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris and Penn Badgley. The film marks writer-director Michael Almereyda’s (Hamlet) modern day adaption of Shakespeare’s timeless play.

Set to start principal photography on August 19, 2013 in New York City, Cymbeline unfolds as an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled 21st century America. In the vein of “Sons of Anarchy” and in the style of Romeo + Juliet, Cymbeline is a fresh take on a universal story of love, betrayal and revenge.

Playing the Queen, Milla Jovovich is also set to star in a sixth Resident Evil film, set for release on September 12, 2014.

Cymbeline is produced by Anthony Katagas (Killing Them Softly, 12 Years a Slave) for Keep Your Head Productions and Michael Benaroya (Margin Call, Kill Your Darlings), who will fully finance the film through his banner Benaroya Pictures. Ben Sachs of Benaroya Pictures will executive produce the film, with International Film Trust (IFT), Benaroya’s foreign sales arm, handling all international rights to the film.

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