Robert De Niro joins ‘The Killer Elite’

May 11th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire  

May 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Director Gary McKendry’s action film, The Killer Elite, which is still in pre-production, is making waves for a great cast. The film already has seasoned actors like Jason Statham and Clive Owen on board and now it has further been elevated by Robert De Niro officially joining in. The film also has other familiar faces including Yvonne Strahovski, Dominic Purcell, Ben Mendelsohn, and Lachy Hulme.

Based on the book “The Feather Men’ by Ranulph Fiennes, The Killer Elite deals with the story of SAS officers fighting a hired group of assassins who specialize in killing trained targets, making their deaths look like accidents.

The production of The Killer Elite begins production this week and the filming will take place in the Australia and the England. The official date for the release is yet to be announced.

De Niro will portray the role of “Hunter’, the mentor of Statham’s character in the film. In the film Statham’s character is blackmailed to kill another man to secure the safe release of Hunter, who has been abducted.

De Niro has also, reportedly, signed with ESPN Films to play football coach Vince Lombardi in a feature film to be released in January 2012, portraying Lombardi’s coaching career.

– Sampurn Wire

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