I’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t like Sean Bean. I think he’s one of the greatest villainous actors working today (alongside Gary Oldman), and now we have word that he’s adding another villain role to his massive repertoire in a film called Ca$h.
Soon-to-be star Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek, the upcoming Red Dawn, Thor, and Cabin in the Woods) joins Bean in this “quirky psychological thriller” from writer/director Stephen Milburn Anderson. The film looks to deal with some fascinatingly pertinent topics, including the state of the economy, wrapped in an action movie setting.
Here’s the synopsis from the film’s official website:
A stroke of good luck turns lethal for Sam Phelan (CHRIS HEMSWORTH) and his wife Leslie (VICTORIA PROFETA) when they are faced with a life-changing decision which brings strange and sinister Pyke Kubic (SEAN BEAN) to their doorstep. As Pyke leads Sam and Leslie on a tumultuous adventure through the streets of Chicago, each are pulled deeper and deeper into a desperate spiral of deception and violence… All in the name of cash.
CASH is a quirky psychological thriller that explores the mysterious power which money yields over humans, triggering despicable acts to possess it. At a time when foreclosures, debt and unemployment are so common, CASH takes a bold look at our human foibles of greed, materialism, cowardice and immorality amidst a backdrop ripe with satire, stereotypes, mind games and consequences.
CASH is the dynamic work of acclaimed director Stephen Milburn Anderson. Known for his examination of societal evils in SOUTH CENTRAL, Anderson continues his analysis of hte human persona through CASH. Joining him on this endeavor are Producer Naveen Chathappuram and Executive Producer Prema Thekkek.
Thanks to the podcast section of the official site, I found out that Bean is actually playing two roles in this film – identical twin brothers. Spoiler alert: one is rocking a pretty ridiculous mullet. The film is rumored for release in a few months – Spring 2010.
This sounds like a dash of Joel Schumacher’s Phone Booth mashed up with Richard Kelly’s The Box. Anybody excited for this project? I am, if only to see Hemsworth mix it up with Sean Bean on screen.