Revenge thriller Bent adds Karl Urban, Sofia Vergara and Andy Garcia
The upcoming revenge thriller Bent has signed three new cast members. Karl Urban (RED, Star Trek, Riddick), multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Sofia Vergara (Chef, Modern Family), and Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven, The Godfather: Part III) have joined the cast. Academy Award-winning producer Bobby Moresco (Crash, Million Dollar Baby) will make his feature directorial debut with the film. He wrote the script based on characters created by Joseph O’Donnell. Check out the official synopsis:
Bent is a powerful action/suspense/thriller in the classic noir tradition. It’s the redemptive tale of Danny Gallagher (Karl Urban), a shamed and discredited narcotics detective who, upon his release from prison, makes plans to seek revenge on the accuser who framed him and killed his partner. In seeking out the truth of what happened the night his partner was killed, and he was framed, Gallagher investigates the mysterious car bomb murder of a local bookie’s sister. Gallagher soon discovers that the murder is connected to an elaborate conspiracy involving high-stakes treason with major international implications.
The story of the film examines the themes of loyalty and betrayal played out through the vast corruption of our most secret government agencies along with the compelling characters of society’s criminal underbelly. The story’s twists and turns force Gallagher to confront a ruthless, seductive government agent (Sofia Vergara), who may or may not be on his side; and his mentor Murtha (Andy Garcia), a retired cop, who’s fought corruption his entire career.
Andrea Iervolino, Monika Bacardi and Joseph O’Donnell will produce the film. Iervolino said, “Bent delivers on the best of film noirs – a main character driven by revenge, who is forced to choose between the truth he knows, the evidence against that truth, and the woman he loves most in the world. Karl, Sofia and Andy are a powerful onscreen trio who have a rich story to work with, thanks to the brilliant story and characters created by Bobby and Joseph.”
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