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THE WHISTLEBLOWER adds cast members

GATW Guest Writer

October 20th, 2009

Whistleblower cast

Italian actress Monica Bellucci, Oscar winner Vanessa Redgrave, David Strathairn, Danish actor Nikolaj Lie Kaas, and Anna Anissimova have been added to the cast of THE WHISTLEBLOWER, which has had Rachel Weisz attached for some time.

THE WHISTLEBLOWER is based on the true story of Kathryn Bolkovac, played by Weisz, a U.S. law enforcement officer volunteering in post-war Bosnia who exposes the United Nations' efforts to cover up a sex-trafficking scandal. The film is written by Larysa Kondracki and Eilis Kirwan and is set to start shooting on October 26 in Bucharest, Romania.

The project is a joint effort between Canada’s First Generation Films, Berlin-based Barry Films and New York-based companies Primary Productions and Plum Pictures.  The production companies have referenced as a touchstone SILKWOOD, the 1983 film starring Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, and Cher, which features a dramatic scene in a decontamination shower that is often referenced in pop culture. 1999's THE INSIDER, which stars Al Pacino and Russell Crowe has also been mentioned as a reference point for the film.

Source Screen Daily

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