MAN casting news|
June 23, 2005
The cast is now set for Spike Lee's INSIDE MAN. Already announced
were Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, and Willem Dafoe. Joining
them will Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Plummer, Peter Gerety, Peter Frechette,
Jason Manuel Olazabal, Darryl 'Chill" Mitchell, and Ashlie Atkinson. Shooting
will begin on June 27in Brooklyn's Steiner Studios, a $118 million soundstage
facility located at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The project is slated to shoot
for 42 days. INSIDE MAN takes places during a hostage situation in which a
tough cop matches wits a clever bank robber, who sets to pull the the perfect
Washington stars as New York police detective Keith Miller, a tough, street-smart
cop fighting for a promotion while trying to live down accusations of misconduct
connected to his last case. When he and his partner are dispatched to the scene
of an in-progress bank robbery and hostage crisis, Miller must face off against
a well-educated criminal (Owen) masterminding a concisely plotted operation.
As negotiations grow more strained, a powerful lawyer with mysterious ties
(Foster) becomes involved in the crisis... and Miller slowly begins to realize
that in this ultimate game of cat and mouse, rules are arbitrary, all roles
are up for grabs and the black-and-white of right an wrong has blurred to a
shadowy landscape of gray.
Dafoe will be playing the role of a police captain while Ejiofor plays a detective
in the film. Russell Gerwitz and Menno Meyjes are the screenwriters. Brian
Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man) will be producing the film, and Universal
Pictures will distribute the film March 24, 2006.