John Malkovich Replaces John C. Reilly in Red

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Variety reports that John Malkovich has replaced John C. Reilly in Summit Entertainment’s comic book adaptation Red, based on the WildStorm/DC title.

He’s joining a cast that includes Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Julian McMahon, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Dreyfuss, Brian Cox and James Remar. Directed by Robert Schwentke, the film was written by Erich and Jon Hoeber.

In b>Red, former black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses is now living a quiet life. That is, until the day a hi-tech assassin shows up intent on killing him. With his secret identity compromised and his love interest in danger, Frank must reassemble his old team to figure out who is out to get them.

The film will start shooting in Toronto and Louisiana this month for a fall release. Malkovich’s casting would not interfere with him possibly playing the Vulture in Spider-Man 4.

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