Mickey Rourke, Javier Bardem, Christopher Walken, Johnny Hallyday Join Tony Scott’s POTSDAMER PLATZ

     July 9, 2010


Last we checked, Mickey Rourke, Javier Bardem, and Jason Statham were circling Potsdamer Platz, the new film from Tony Scott.  No word on Statham, but French publication Le Parirsien [via The Playlist] reports that Rourke and Bardem have signed on, accompanied by Christopher Walken and French singer/actor Johnny Hallyday.   The drama centers around “two soldiers in a New Jersey-based crime family who try to expand internationally.”  Don’t get too attached to the German title, as the setting is being shifted from Europe to Puerto Rico, which should inspire a name change.

Scott reportedly pursued Al Pacino and a retired Gene Hackman for roles; as with Statham, it is unclear whether their services are still desired, but it seems likely that one of the roles went to a similarly-aged Walken.  Subsequent to the January shoot of Platz, Rourke and Scott may reunite for the biker biopic Hell’s Angels.

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