Patrick Lussier’s Drive Angry 3D already has its leading man in Nicolas Cage, but our own Steven Weintraub can confirm Blood Disgusting’s scoop that William Fichtner and Amber Heard are in talks to star alongside Cage. Fichtner, whom many of you might remember for playing the bank manager with the shotgun in the opening sequence of The Dark Knight, is a veteran with over 50 acting credits to his name. Meanwhile, Heard has been on a roll lately, recently starring in The Stepfather and has four films in post-production. Here’s the synopsis for Drive Angry 3D:
The story centers on a man (Cage) driven by rage who is chasing the people who killed his daughter and kidnapped her baby. The vendetta/rescue spins out of control as the chase gets bloodier by the mile, leaving bodies strewn along the highway.
The screenplay, penned by Lussier and Todd Farmer, reunites the team behind My Bloody Valentine 3D, which Patrick Lussier directed and Todd Farmer helped script. Filming is set to begin in Louisiana in March with a planned Feb. 11, 2011 release by Summit. For more on Drive Angry 3D, read this.