Rourke and Schweiger Join The Courier


TheWrap and Variety are reporting that Mickey Rourke (Iron Man 2) and Til Schweiger (Inglourious Basterds) are joining Jeffrey Dean Morgan in action thriller The Courier, while Schweiger has also joined the cast of This Means War.

No word on who Rourke will play in The Courier, but Schweiger has been cast as a FBI agent. Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) will direct the film about a daredevil courier (Morgan) who specializes in illegal deliveries and who winds up caught between a myriad of pursuers when one delivery goes awry.

Filming is scheduled to start later this month in New Orleans.

In This Means War, Schweiger plays an arms dealer. Currently being directed by McG, the film stars Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy and Chelsea Handler in the story of two best friends, inseparable since childhood, who fall in love with the same woman (Witherspoon). The two men’s bond disintegrates and their ensuing battle escalates to mammoth proportions, with New York City demolished in their wake.