This has been a really slow news week in terms of anything major developing, so finally there is some decent casting news to pass along today. The upcoming Tony Scott (Taking of Pelham 123) directed film Potsdamer Platz will see several stars join the cast for the film. Mickey Rourke (Iron Man 2), Jason Statham (Crank), Christopher Walken (Scott’s True Romance), and Javier Bardem (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) are all on board, so says The Playlist. The film is about:
…a drama about two soldiers in a New Jersey-based crime family who try to expand internationally. The title is a placeholder for now, as it will change to match the location shift from Germany to Puerto Rico. The film is based on an the original script by Buddy Giovinazzo (“Life Is Hot In Cracktown”) that has been re-written by the “Sexy Beast” team of David Scinto and Louis Mellis.
Potsdamer Platz, if indeed the title changes, is actually a busy trade center in Germany where a train station resides. Sounds kinda like Scott’s last film, especially if there is a hi-jacking. But should we expect anything else really? Scott has made a career out of middling actioners and with this cast being assembled, the expectations might be slightly higher, but essentially the same. Let me know if you think this could be a worthwhile endeavor based on this info. I’ll provide more on the project as it comes in.