Wonder Woman 1984 star Chris Pine is reuniting with his Against all odds co-star Ben Foster by Action violence, a new thriller from STXfilms. Hopefully Pine and Foster’s dramatic double whammy will once again be as crudely charismatic as it was in their 2016 collaboration on this story of black ops and betrayal.
Action violence is directed by Swedish director Tarik Saleh, whose previous credits include films such as the 2017 crime drama The Nile Hilton Incident as well as episodes of popular series Westworld Y Ray donovan. Action violence plays Pine as “James Harper, who, after being involuntarily discharged from the Green Berets, joins a paramilitary organization in order to support his family the only way he knows how. Harper travels to Berlin with his elite team on a black ops mission to investigate a mysterious threat. Just on his first mission, he finds himself alone and hunted across Europe, where he must fight to survive long enough to get home and discover the true motives of those who they betrayed him. “
The script comes from JP Davis, with Action violence also with star Gillian Jacobs (Community), Eddie Marsan (The disappearance of Alice Creed), Rates Rates (Boy 44), Nina Hoss (Phoenix) and Amira Casar (Call me by your name) next to Chris pine Y Ben foster. STXfilms has acquired the US distribution rights to Action violence and is being produced by Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee of Thunder Road Films (the John wick franchise, Greenland, Hitman), with 30WEST fully funding the film. Dan Friedkin, Micah Green and Dan Steinman of 30WEST are executive producers along with Pine, Jonathan Fuhrman, Tom Lassally, Josh Bratman and Esther Hornstein of Thunder Road.
“We are incredibly impressed by what we have seen so far from Violence of Action,” Adam Fogelson, president of STXfilms Motion Picture Group, said in a statement. “Chris delivers the kind of unforgettable performance that will resonate with audiences everywhere. It is an elevated action film that has real franchise potential and we are tremendously excited to be working with Chris, Tarik and the teams at Thunder Road and 30West.”
Action violence has a smell of Jason bourne to him, and the project sounds like the perfect outlet for Pine’s effortless charisma, giving the actor a chance to put it all into a powerful central performance as he evades the baddies while trying to uncover their nefarious plans.
Pine and Foster first joined forces in director David Mackenzie’s magnificent neo-western, Against all odds. Written by Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan, Pine and Foster play brothers Toby and Tanner, who are forced to carry out a series of bank heists to save their family’s ranch, while being chased by two Texans. Rangers played by Gil Birmingham and best run Jeff Bridges. Against all odds turned out to be a huge critical success, thanks in large part to the central performances of Pine and Foster, with their meeting at Action violence I hope it provides the same cinematic pleasure.