Melissa Leo and Til Schweiger Join Charlie Countryman


Two more actors have joined the cast of The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. Both Melissa Leo (The Fighter) and Til Schweiger (Inglourious Basterds) have signed on to appear opposite Shia LaBeouf (per Deadline and Variety, respectively).

In the film, Charlie Countryman (LaBeouf) was just a normal guy… until he fell in love with the one girl who will probably get him killed. When Charlie meets the absolutely irresistible Gabi she’s already been claimed by Nigel, an insanely violent crime boss with a gang of thugs at his disposal. Armed with little more than his wit and naïve charm, Charlie endures one bruising beat down after another to woo Gabi and keep her out of harm’s way. Finally his exploits of blind valor create such a mess that he’s left with only one way out; to save the girl of his dreams, must Charlie Countryman die?

Fredrik Bond will direct the project for Mandate Pictures and the current cast also includes Evan Rachel Wood and Mads Mikkelsen.

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