Wyatt Russell Goes AWOL

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Wyatt Russell is the latest name to join the cast of Lionsgate’s AWOL, Variety reports. He will join Max Adler, Liam Hemsworth, Chris Lowell, Teresa Palmer, Austin Stowell and Aimee Teegarden in the upcoming drama

Danny Mooney, best known minor acting roles in films like Whip It and The Genesis Code, will helm the period project. Set during the Vietnam war, the story revolves around a soldier (Stowell) who goes AWOL with his best friend (Hemsworth) after his girlfriend (Teegarden) leaves him.

Though details on his part are currently few, Russell will play a character named Topher. The actor (the son of actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn) will soon appear on the big screen in Cowboys & Aliens on July 29.

AWOL is expected to begin production shortly in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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