Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, And Michael B. Jordan Join ‘Triple Nine’

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As reported by Slashfilm, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, and Michael B. Jordan have joined Cate Blanchett and Christoph Waltz in the long-gestating crime drama Triple Nine. 

Triple Nine, which is scheduled for release in 2015, will be directed by John Hillcoat and scripted by Matt Cook, for whom Triple Nine will be by far the biggest credit yet. Hillcoat directed 2012’s Lawless, which was similarly star-studded, and 2009’s The Road, which, for being a movie where most people are dead, was also quite packed with names. This film has already had Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, Shia LaBeouf, and Charlie Hunnam drop out, making every article about this movie look like an overstuffed IMDB page.

In Triple Nine, criminals and corrupt police officers will unite to pull one over on good guy cops Affleck (in what was formerly Hunnam’s role) and Waltz (who will be playing Affleck’s uncle). Among the baddies are heist mastermind Ejiofor, corrupt cop Jordan, and, tentatively, Blanchett as “the Lady Macbeth-esque wife of a mobster.”

These three have already hit it big in 2013, to varying degrees. Ejiofor starred in the already awards-laden Twelve Years A Slave. Affleck’s turns in Out of the Furnace and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints have been critically acclaimed, and he has a role in one of next year’s biggest blockbusters, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.

Jordan, TV veteran of The Wire and Friday Night Lights, followed up a nice performance in 2012’s Chronicle with the less awards-laden but still well-loved Fruitvale Station. His 2015 is shaping up to be potentially huge, with Triple Nine confirmed and roles in Creed and The Fantastic Four rumored.

Tyler Hanan

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