Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman to Star in THE LAST KNIGHTS; John Cusack to Lead Roger Avary’s AIRSPACE

     November 1, 2012


As AFM rolls on, so do plenty of casting stories.  While the casting is in place, it’s still unknown if any of these movies will actually make it in front of cameras, but they’re being packaged for potential international buyers.  First up, Screen Daily [via The Playlist] reports on the interesting pairing of Morgan Freeman and Clive Owen for The Last Knights.  Written by Michael Konyves (Barney’s Version) and directed by Kazuaki Kiriya (The Legend of Goemon), the film is about a “a band of warriors who seek to avenge the loss of their master at the hands of a corrupt emperor.”  I have no idea where Freeman and Owen fit into a story that sounds like it takes place in Feudal Japan, but I’m interested.  Filming will take place in the Czech Republic, although that’s likely for tax incentives and the production could use soundstages.

Hit the jump for some John Cusack casting news.

Variety reports that Cusack is set to star in the thriller Airspace with Roger Avary (The Rules of Attraction) in talks to direct.  The movie is reportedly like Duel but set in the sky.  Cusack would play a “work-absorbed charter pilot” flying home to his family who must escape the bizarre attack by a heavily-armed MiG fighter jet after discovering a mysterious briefcase.”  The premise sounds silly enough to be a lot of fun, and we all know how much Avary loves briefcases (he co-wrote Pulp Fiction).

Cusack has been keeping very busy as yesterday we reported that he was set to star in the horror film Cell based on the Stephen King novel, and was also attached to the financial thriller Due Process.  Hopefully, these movies will be better than his latest film, The Paperboy.  It’s hard to believe they could be any worse.


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