John C. Reilly and Mary-Louise Parker Join Willis, Freeman, and Mirren in RED

     November 4, 2009

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A film we first reported on back in July, “Red” has seriously heated up.  Based on the three-issue comic series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer, “Red” is about a retired black-ops CIA agent (Willis) who must fight for his life when younger, prettier, and more high-tech assassins attempt to take him out.  Earlier in the week we reported that Mirren would play a former associate of Willis with a lethal set of skills.

Today we learn that John C. Reilly and Mary-Louise Parker want in on the fun.  Hit the jump to convince people this is a remake of the 1994 Krzysztof Kieslowski film.

According to HeatVision, Reilly would play “a retired CIA agent who is paranoid that everyone is out to kill him.”  I haven’t read the comics or the books but I have seen a few movies with similar plots and I’m slightly pessimistic about his character’s fate.  If you believe Reilly will make it to the end of the picture, bless your heart.

Louise-Parker will play the romantic interest, “a federal pension worker who becomes embroiled in the Willis character’s struggle to stay alive.”  In all fairness, it is one of the best ways to meet that special someone.

I’m assuming we’re not done with casting yet because there are three young actors out there who I’m sure would love to kill Bruce Willis (some folks still aren’t happy about “Hudson Hawk”).  Nevertheless, it’s interesting to see this become one of the hot properties at this year’s American Film Market, a place where films are bought, sold, and attempt to attract top talent and financing.

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