The star-studded cast of â€œTriple Nineâ€ is about to glow even brighter. Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Pena, Gal Gadot and Teresa Palmer are all in talks to join the forthcoming feature from Australian director John Hillcoat (â€œThe Road,â€ â€œLawlessâ€).
In preparation since summer 2013, this ambitious crime thriller has attracted some of the biggest names in Hollywood. According to Deadline.com, all six actors are negotiating the final details of their participation in â€œTriple Nine.â€
The project is already counting on the participation of Casey Affleck and â€œ12 Years a Slaveâ€ star Chiwetel Ejiofor. The thriller will follow a group of corrupt police officers blackmailed by the Russian mafia into carrying out a nearly impossible high-stakes heist. To create a diversion, the dirty cops decide to assassinate a fellow policeman. But their plan is derailed by a rookie officer, played by Affleck.
â€œTriple Nine,â€ which is scheduled to begin shooting this summer, will be set on the streets of Los Angeles. The filmâ€™s title is a reference to 999, the police code for â€œofficer downâ€ among US police forces.