Sylvester Stallone to play a hitman in HEADSHOT

Jim Napier

by: Jim Napier
February 7th, 2011

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone has signed on to play a hitman in the upcoming action film HEADSHOT for director Wayne Kramer (THE COOLER)

The story is from a script written by Alessandro Camon (THE MESSENGER). Stallone will play a New Orleans hitman who teams up with a New York City cop. Smallville‘s Alfred Gough and Miles Millar are producing.

THR reports that the story follows “Stallone’s character as he teams with a young NYPD detective in a high-stakes investigation that leads from the dingy back alleys of New Orleans all the way to the power corridors of Washington, D.C. The unlikely duo, brought together by two vicious murders, take on all who stand in their way, and are willing to sacrifice everything to exact revenge.”

Filming will begin in May in Louisiana and New York. I am personally happy to see more and more films being shot in Louisiana. Rian Johnson’s LOOPER and the upcoming Brad Pitt-starrer COGAN’S TRADE will lens there starting next month. There are tons of great filming locations unique to the state.

Stallone is working on a sequel to THE EXPENDABLES, but I’m not sure if it will get made before or after this film. It will be interesting to see how much longer Stallone can keep up the action films. Let’s hope that this film turns out a lot better than the forgettable ASSASSINS, where he starred as a hitman opposite Antonio Banderas.

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