Gary Oldman Boards Criminal Opposite Kevin Costner


Gary Oldman has lined up a role opposite Kevin Costner in Millennium Films’ upcoming Criminal. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star is in talks to play the villain of the sci-fi tinged thriller.

Criminal, which is being directed by Ariel Vroman (The Iceman) from a script by Douglas Cook and David Weisberg, stars Costner as a prison inmate who is implanted with the memories of a dead CIA operative in order to prevent a large-scale catastrophe.

Oldman starred earlier this year in José Padilha’s RoboCop and can be seen coming up in the action drama Child 44, starring opposite Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman.

Criminal is being produced by Chris Bender, Kevin King and J.C. Spink with Jason Bloom, Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman executive producing.

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