Travis Fimmel joins Alexandra Daddario in Die in a Gunfight
According to Deadline, Vikings alum Travis Fimmel has officially joined the cast of director Collin Schiffli’s upcoming romance Die in a Gunfight which will be a modern take on the Shakespearean classic Romeo & Juliet. Fimmel’s character is being described as “a love sick Texan hitman hell bent on revenge.” He will be joining previously announced cast members Alexandra Daddario (Baywatch, San Andreas) and Diego Boneta (Terminator: Dark Fate) with X-Men‘s Olivia Munn still in talks to star in the film.
Fimmel will next be seen in the upcoming drama thriller Dreamland opposite Oscar nominee Margot Robbie and in Charlie Day’s upcoming comedy El Tonto.
Die in a Gunfight tells the story of two star-crossed lovers – Ben (Boneta) and Mary (Daddario). The two share an eagerness to break from the confines of their lives that fuels their passion for each other and leads to an all-out struggle for their love against a backdrop of corporate espionage, revenge, and a long-standing feud between their families. Full of invigorating, raw emotion and colorful, larger-than-life characters, Die in a Gunfight shows that true love conquers all… but if it can’t, it’ll at least ensure you go out swinging, in spectacular fashion.
The film was originally set to star The Hunger Games veteran Josh Hutcherson and The Maze Runner alum Kaya Scodelairo, but given the seemingly endless gestation of the project and scheduling conflicts, the two eventually had to depart.
Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (writers of Marvel’s upcoming Ant-Man and The Wasp) wrote the Die in a Gunfight screenplay. Teaming to produce the movie are Tom Butterfield (Welcome to Me, An Actor Prepares), Academy Award nominee Mark Gordon (The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Murder on the Orient Express) through his production company, The Mark Gordon Company, and Allyson Seeger (The Hollars, Jack Ryan) of Sunday Night. Sara Smith of Mark Gordon Company will be an executive producer.
Principal photography will begin next month.