Hilary Swank to star in ‘Shrapnel’

July 22nd, 2011 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS  

Hilary Swank London, July 22 (IANS) Actress Hilary Swank has signed up to produce and star in the big screen adaptation of the graphic novel trilogy “Shrapnel”.

“I am a fan of the work that Radical Pictures are doing in the comic and action arena. ‘Shrapnel’ and specifically the character of Sam offer me the opportunity to dive into an exciting character with many layers and depth that are rarely found in this genre,” contactmusic.com quoted Swank as saying.

The actress will take on the lead role of a former military official who leads an uprising on the planet Venus in the year 2250.

Radical Publishing’s president Barry Levine - who is developing the movie through Radical Pictures - said: “Hilary came to Radical excited to find a project with a strong female protagonist that could show off her abilities to do action films.”

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