Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty are toplining The Hurt Locker, an Iraq War drama from director Kathryn Bigelow. Ralph Fiennes and Guy Pearce also have cameos in the film, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Written by Mark Boal and inspired by true events and recently declassified information, “Locker” follows an elite Army Explosive Ordinance Disposal team in present-day Baghdad that fights an onslaught of bombs and snipers.
Renner will play the leader of the team, while Mackie and Geraghty are members of it. Fiennes is a mercenary; Pearce is another member.
Bigelow, Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro are producing. The film is a Voltage Pictures/First Light/Kingsgate Films production.
Filming is scheduled to begin next week in Jordan and Kuwait.