Rupert Friend joins Mel Gibson in action thriller Waldo
According to Deadline, Homeland actor Rupert Friend has joined the cast of Waldo, the action thriller staring Mel Gibson (Dragged Across Concrete), Eiza González (Baby Driver), Charlie Hunnam (The Lost City of Z), and Morena Baccarin (Deadpool).
The film is based on Howard Gould’s novel Last Looks, and will be directed by Brit filmmaker Tim Kirby, who is best known for directing episodes of Veep and the pilot for Fleabag, and will also star Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver), Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption) and Dominic Monaghan (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker).
Waldo introduces a new hero in disgraced former LAPD detective Charlie Waldo (Hunnam), currently living the life of a minimalist in the woods. His quiet life comes to a startling halt when he is roped back into working as a private eye to investigate the murder of an eccentric TV star’s wife. Filming is set to commence in the first quarter of 2019.
The project is one of many currently on Gibson’s schedule. Earlier this year news broke that he would star alongside Annabelle Wallis (The Mummy) and Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) in the action-thriller Boss Level; in August the actor committed to the World War II revenge thriller War Pigs with Colin Farrell; and in August he signed on to co-write and direct a remake of The Wild Bunch. Gibson is also developing a Passion of the Christ sequel with Jim Caviezel, and was prepping the WWII drama Destroyer before taking on Wild Bunch.