Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley reunite for Long Gone Heroes
The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that Iron Man 3 stars Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley are reuniting for the upcoming war action project Long Gone Heroes from first-time director Santiago Manes Moreno.
The film, also written by Moreno, follows a special forces soldier who has become a mercenary without a country, hope or religion who is hired to track down a female reporter wrapped up in a political scandal who’s lost in a combat zone, all the while his former comrades tracking him down.
Moreno is also set to produce the film alongside Ines Mongil-Echandi and Noli Mollakuqe through 7One7 Films as well as Jason Moring, Stanley Preschutti and Mark Padilla of Double Dutch International, with DDI handling international sales and opening up the project to buyers at Cannes next week. The production company will also reveal the family comedy Think Like a Dog starring Megan Fox (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), action thriller Doorman starring Ruby Rose (John Wick: Chapter 2) and mystery comedy Sometimes Always Never starring Bil Nighy (Their Finest) at Cannes.
Pearce rose to fame in 1994 with the acclaimed dramedy The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and has kept his streak of hits going over the years with roles in mainstream projects including L.A. Confidential, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Hurt Locker and Iron Man 3, as well as indie hits including Memento, The Proposition and The Rover. He can next be seen in the upcoming crime thriller Domino and superhero project Bloodshot.
Kingsley is most notable for his role as the Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi in the 1982 biopic Gandhi, for which he won an Oscar and a Golden Globe, and has been in major projects including Schindler’s List, Shutter Island, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Hugo, Iron Man 3 and the live-action Disney remake of The Jungle Book. He can next be seen in the upcoming psychological thriller Nomis alongside Henry Cavill (Mission: Impossible – Fallout).
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