According to The Hollywood Reporter, X-Men alum Olivia Munn has been tapped for the leading role in Dark Castle Entertainment’s forthcoming sci-fi action film titled Replay. This is the latest project coming from the long-running production company after 3 years since producing George Clooney’s black comedy film Suburbicon in 2017.
“Audiences are going to witness the birth of the next great action star with Olivia Munn in this film. And our director, Jimmy Loweree, is an incredible young filmmaker, whose vision for this movie is going to blow people away,” producer Ethan Erwin said in a statement.
Replay will follow the story of Erin Staffer, whose husband is kidnapped and murdered. Now, armed only with illegal, bleeding-edge tech and a desperate plan, Erin must do everything in her power to change the past and save him. The film promises to feature close-quarter action scenes that being likened to John Wick and The Raid. Its sci-fi storytelling is being described as something similar to James Cameron’s The Terminator.
“We are very excited to announce Olivia Munn’s attachment to Replay. She not only is a wonderful actress, but also well known to our buyers which will help make this strong genre project very popular during the market,” CEO of The Exchange Brian O’Shea said.
The film will be written and directed by Jimmy Loweree. On top of starring, Munn will also be producing along with Dark Castle Entertainment’s Ethan Erwin, Hal Sadoff, and Robert Bell. The Exchange will handle the film’s international sales.
Munn’s notable film credits include: Deliver Us from Evil, Ride Along 2, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Lego Ninjago Movie, and The Predator. Meanwhile, Dark Castle is best known for producing iconic genre films such as: 2001’s Thirteen Ghosts, 2003’s Gothika, 2005’s House of Wax, 2009’s Orphan, and 2010’s The Losers.
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