Theron, Farrell, Fiennes & Dafoe Fill Locker

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Charlize Theron, Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes and Willem Dafoe are attached to topline the Iraq-set action drama The Hurt Locker, reports Production Weekly.

Kathryn Bigelow is directing from a screenplay she co-wrote with war reporter Mark Boal, who recently co-wrote the story for Paul Haggis’ In The Valley Of Elah, starring Theron.

The Hurt Locker follows the exploits of an elite bomb disposal unit. Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

Principal photography is scheduled for later this spring.