Brothers reign today, it would seem. News has come out about the ucpoming crime thriller “The Reckoning,” written and to be directed by John V. Soto (“Needle,” “Crush”). What’s the news, you ask? Well, “The Reckoning” will star Jonathan LaPaglia and Luke Hemsworth, actors who both have very famous brothers. LaPaglia will play Det. Robbie Green and Hemsworth with play Det. Jason Pearson.
LaPaglia is the younger brother to Anthony LaPaglia. His first big break was in 1996 with the TV show, “New York Undercover.” He went back to his native Australia to star in the TV adaptation of the Christos Tsiolkas’ novel “The Slap” and to play the title character of real life crime boss Anthony “Rooster” Perish in Channel Nine’s “Underbelly: Badness.” From 1998 until 2001 he played Lt. Frank B. Parker on UPN’s science fiction series “Seven Days.” He went on to star in “The District” from 2001 to 2004 as Det. Kevin Debreno. LaPaglia has also guest starred in many series including “The Sopranos,” “NCIS,” “Cold Case” and “Castle.” LaPaglia will play the lead role of “Detective Robbie Green” in THE RECKONING.
Hemsworth is the brother to Chris and Liam Hemsworth. Like LaPaglia, Hemsworth is also an Australian star, appearing in Australian TV sereis like “Blue Heelers,” “Last Man Standing,” “All Saints,” and “Satisfaction.” Hemsworth starred in the 2012 Network 10’s six-part miniseries “Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms” as Gregory “Shadow” Campbell.
“The Reckoning” will start principal photography April 29 on location in Australia. Deidre Kitcher (“Needle,” “Crush”) is producing and Robert Lundberg, Greg Coote, David Calvert-Jones, Roger Savill and Kim Savill will executive produce the film.
The film will tell the story of a detective who finds amateur footage that could help him solve a murder:
“The story revolves around a detective who discovers footage at a murder scene, shot by two teenagers, that provides clues to the identity of a killer. The teens have since gone missing, and as the detective retraces their journey, he soon uncovers a trail of deceit and murder that leads all the way back to him.”