CAST SET FOR ASSAULT REMAKE
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne have been signed to star in Focus Features? remake of John Carpenter?s classic thriller ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13. Hawke will play a cop overseeing a police station that?s in the last stages of closing down on a stormy New Year?s Eve. Fishburne?s mobster character is being temporarily held there, and when a gang lays siege to the station in an attempt to free him, Hawke?s character leads a small crew of cops and cons to fight them off. French director Jean-Francois Richet makes his English-language debut on the movie, working from a script by James (THE NEGOTIATOR) DeMonaco. Casting for supporting roles is currently underway, with filming scheduled to begin in April.
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