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John Hillcoat and Shia LaBeouf teaming up for TRIPLE NINE

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
August 13th, 2010

Maybe those talks for the now-dead take on THE PROMISED LAND, once to be helmed by John Hillcoat with Shia LaBeouf and Ryan Gosling starring, haven’t gone to waste.

According to The Wrap, both Hillcoat and LaBeouf are currently looking to hop aboard a project called TRIPLE NINE, a film penned by Matt Cooke. It follows “a group of crooked cops planning a major heist who realize they must shoot one of their own in order to get away with it. The lead character is an upstanding young officer who they choose as their victim. 999 is the police code indicating that an officer needs immediate assistance.”

This film would join Hillcoat’s long-talked-about take on the famous film, LE CERCLE ROUGE, THE DEATH OF BUNNY MUNRO, a revenge action film known as THE REVENANT, and a take on Joe Penhall’s play, Landscape With Weapons, as projects on Hillcoat’s ever growing slate. No hint as to what he will direct next has been given, but honestly, as long this is made soon, I’ll be happy. Hillcoat is a masterful filmmaker, and a voice that must be given more room to breathe.

More on this one to come.

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