Saturday, 3 December 2016

Beau Knapp set to play the villain in Death Wish remake

With most of his cast now assembled for the Death Wish (1974) remake, director Eli Roth (Hostel) has locked down one of the key pieces. News arrives via Deadline that Beau Knapp (The Nice Guys) will be the main antagonist for Bruce Willis (Looper) in the new movie.

Willis is taking over the Charles Bronson role for the new take on the 1974 movie, which finds father Paul Kersey devastated by a tragic crime against his wife and daughter. When the authorities fail to bring the perpetrators to justice, Kersey decides to take matters into his own hands, with violent results.

Knapp joins a cast that already includes Vincent D'Onofrio (Jurassic World), Elisabeth Shue (Hollow Man), Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Mike Epps (The Hangover), Kimberly Elise (John Q), Camilla Morrone (My Own Private River) and Ronnie Gene Blevins (The Dark Knight Rises) as various friends, family and adversaries for Willis' main man. Roth worked on the script with Dean Georgaris (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life) and the movie should be out next year. As for Knapp, he last popped up in The Nice Guys and will be back on our screens in Ang Lee's (Life Of Pi) latest, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, which arrives in the UK on 6 January.

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