Summit Entertainment has confirmed that principal photography for the spy-thriller movie “Red”, based on the DC Comics graphic novel written by Warren Ellis, has began in Toronto. The novel follows the life of Frank Moses, a former CIA agent, set to be played by Bruce Willis. Moses is living a normal life until an assassin comes looking for him. In an effort to save not only his life but the life of the woman he cares for, played by Mary-Louise Parker, Frank calls on his old team, portrayed by Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, and John Malkovich, to help him survive.
The movie, which also features Brian Cox, Richard Dreyfuss, Julian McMahon, James Remar and Rebecca Pidgeon, is being directed by Robert Schwentke, who has also worked on ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ and ‘Flightplan.’ The screenplay was written by Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber, who wrote ‘Whiteout.’
“I’m so excited at the phenomenal cast that Robert and our script have attracted,” said producer Lorenzo di Boneventura. “I think audiences are going to have a great time.” Summit’s President of Production Erik Feig added that the movie has something for everyone. “We are thrilled to see it come to vivid life with an outstanding cast, incredibly talented director, and top notch producing team,” he said.
After ‘Red’ finishes filming in and around Toronto for the next nine weeks, it will move to New Orleans in late March to film the last two weeks of principal photography. It’s set for release on October 22, 2010.
Written by: Karen Benardello