Johnny Hallyday

‘Sleight of Hand’ Gets Kiefer Sutherland, Thomas Jane, and Til Schweiger

Kiefer Sutherland, Gérard Depardieu, Til Schweiger, Thomas Jane, Johnny Hallyday, Jon Lovitz and Eric Cantona, will star in Sleight of Hand, it was announced today by Producer Richard Rionda Del Castro; whose Hannibal Classics will begin selling the film this week at Cannes. Also producing will be Gilles Thompson from Acteurs, Auteurs, Associes (AAA). Brad Mirman will direct the star-studded action comedy. Patricia Eberle will serve as executive producer. The film will shoot the end of July through mid-September.

In Sleight of Hand, also starring French actors Jean-Luc Couchard, Nora Arnezeder and Patrice Cols, the international cast plays a crew of small time crooks in Paris, who inadvertently end up possessing a rare gold coin belonging to a notorious French gangster. The leader of the crew calls his uncle (Depardieu), a retired criminal, to help them raise the money to repay the gangster. The series of mix-ups and double crosses culminate as the gangs are pit face to face, chasing through Paris.

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Mickey Rourke and Javier Bardem Set for ‘Potzdamer Platz’ We reported back in April that director Tony Scott had picked his new project and now he has four cast members lined up. The Playlist discovered an article on Le Parisien which reports Mickey Rourke, Javier Bardem, Christopher Walken and Johnny Hallyday have signed on for Potsdamer Platz.

It was said that Scott was also seeking Jason Statham, Al Pacino and Gene Hackman for roles in the film, but it wasn't said if they were on board as of yet.

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