TheHollywoodReporter has revealed that veteran character actor Paul Giamatti is joining the female-led assassin flick Gunpowder Milkshake that already stars Karen Gillan (Avengers: Endgame), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), and Angela Bassett (Black Panther, Mission: Impossible – Fallout). However, they’re uncertain about the film’s plot and who Paul might be playing.
HN Entertainment might be able to shed some light.
Giamatti falls into the right age-range for the role of Nathan, that was previously the part filmmakers wanted to give to Viggo Mortensen.
NATHAN (SUPPORTING MALE 40-59): Nathan is dressed all in black and has a scarred face. Eva’s boss at “The Firm” and is now after Eva after she kills a bunch of Korean mobsters to rescue a young hostage named Emily, and fails to complete another mission.
They also confirm HN Entertainment’s previous reporting that the action film begins shooting on June 3rd in Berlin, Germany.
We previously revealed key plot points from the film too.
A young woman and her estranged mother that are both assassins must join forces on the run to take down a male-dominated crime syndicate they used to work for.
An assassin named Eva (Gillan) defies Nathan, her boss at The Firm, to rescue a young hostage named Emily from the Korean Mob. Scarlet (Headey), a fellow assassin and the mother of Eva, who had to give up her young daughter when she herself got into trouble. Helps her daughter and young cohort avoid capture or death.
Gunpowder Milkshake will be directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, the Israeli directing duo behind the foreign language revenge thriller Big Bad Wolves, which could be a driving force behind some of the bigger names they’re going after.
A release date has yet to be announced.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER