Recently seen battling the unded in Resident Evil: Retribution, Boris Kodjoe will next battle sex-addiction in the Lionsgate drama, Addicted. Paul Hall will produce with Bille Woodruff (Honey) attached to direct. The picture centers on a supposedly happily-married mother of three children who satisfies her sex addiction by sleeping around. Sex addiction tales seem to be a trend on the rise (Shame, Thank You For Sharing), all paving the way to the inevitable Fifty Shades of Grey. Variety’s report shares no details as to Kodjoe’s role, so it’s unclear as to which side of the addiction he will be on. Kodjoe can next be seen in another film that deals with infidelity in brutal ways in director Douglas Aarniokoski’s Nurse 3-D.
Hit the jump for news on the newest addition to Akiva Goldsman’s directorial debut, Winter’s Tale, starring Russell Crowe.
Variety also reports that Kevin Corrigan (The Departed) will reteam with Crowe for Goldsman’s fantasy adaptation, Winter’s Tale. Based on the Mark Helprin novel, Winter’s Tale stars Colin Farrell as a thief who breaks into the home of a bed-ridden young woman and ends up falling in love with her. Crowe stars as Pearly Soames, a violent crime lord and leader of the Short Tail gang who is after the thieving protagonist. In charge of tracking him down is Romeon Tan (Corrigan), Soames ruthless right-hand man who acts as his boss’s enforcer in 1916 New York.
The picture also co-stars Jessica Brown Findlay, William Hurt, Jennifer Connelly, Matt Bomer, Eva Marie Saint and Will Smith, who will cameo as a judge. Filming on Winter’s Tale is currently delayed in New York due to Hurricane Sandy.
Corrigan, who recently starred in Seven Psychopaths, The Dictator and Revenge for Jolly!, has also done some notable television work, including Fringe, Damages, Community and most recently, The Mob Doctor.