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Casting: WHITE RIBBON star joins THE FACE; Thandie Newton joins GOOD DEEDS

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 6th, 2011

While most people may not know his name, it appears as though those within the film world have definitely taken notice.

Coming off a fantastic turn in Michael Haneke’s brilliant film, THE WHITE RIBBON, actor Chritstian Friedel, along with RIBBON co-star Ursina Lardi, will be teaming with both Ulrich Thomsen and Thomas Thieme in the upcoming WWII thriller, THE FACE, according to Variety.

Directed by Markus Imboden based off a script by J. Frank James, the English-language film will follow “an amnesiac whose only clue to his true identity is the concentration camp uniform he’s wearing.” Chipper stuff.  Friedel will be taking on the lead here, in what should be quite an interesting role for the young actor. Toss in a cast including the likes of Thomsen, who was last seen in the Oscar winner IN A BETTER WORLD (and here will play a priest with a past), and you have a film that looks to be something really worthwhile.

In other casting news, just a few days after it was announced that Tyler Perry would next star in and direct a film entitled GOOD DEEDS, we have found out who his love interest will be. Variety is reporting that Thandie Newton will star in the film, which will follow a man named Glen Deeds who, before getting married, falls for a less wealthy woman. Yeah, sounds exciting. Joking aside, Newton is always a fun actress to watch, so hopefully this one can actually be worthwhile. Not holding my breath.

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