True Blood ‘s Bowler Lands Two Film Roles


The Hollywood Reporter says that “True Blood” star Grant Bowler has landed two roles in action film The Killer Elite and indie drama The City of Gardens. Both projects are shooting overseas this month.

Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro topline The Killer Elite, about the real-life efforts of a private British vigilante group to eliminate a band of contract killers. Bowler will play Capt. James Cregg, an SAS officer and war hero who is one of the targets. Gary McKendry is directing the movie, which begins shooting this month in Australia.

Also shooting this month in Peru is the Camilo Vila-directed The City of Gardens, which centers on a young California surfer in 1980 who is framed and thrown in a Peruvian jail for political prisoners before escaping. Bowler will play a schizophrenic named Jesus Christ who is stuck in solitary confinement. John Robinson, James Remar and Deborah Unger also star.