Cuba Gooding Jr. has signed to star in John Carter’s action thriller The Way of War, playing a paramilitary operative who goes on a rampage after discovering a war conspiracy, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Principal photography begins this week in Baton Rouge, La. Richie Salvatore of Two Sticks Productions, Dave Pomier and Scott Schafer will produce from Schafer’s script. Nick Thurlow, Jordan Kessler and David Orenstein will executive produce.
“With his intensity and ability to take a character to the edge, the part is tailor-made for Cuba, and we’re excited to have him aboard,” Thurlow said. “John Carter and Scott Schafer have crafted a political thriller with deep resonance for our times.”