Saturday 31 January 2015

Criminal role for Tommy Lee Jones

Published 24/07/2014 | 12:54

Tommy Lee Jones is to star with Kevin Costner and Gary Oldman in Criminal
Tommy Lee Jones is to star with Kevin Costner and Gary Oldman in Criminal

Tommy Lee Jones is to star in upcoming thriller Criminal.

The 67-year-old will join Kevin Costner and Gary Oldman in the film, said the Hollywood Reporter.

The Men In Black star has been cast as a neuroscientist who transplants a dead CIA agent's memories, secrets and skills into a dangerous prison inmate so he can stop a plot. Kevin is tipped to play the criminal.

Ariel Vromen, who wrote and directed crime drama The Iceman, will direct Criminal, which has a script written by Douglas Cook and David Weisberg.

Tommy Lee last appeared in Luc Besson's action thriller The Family, alongside Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer.

His next big-screen outing is in period drama The Homesman, which he also directed. It competed at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, but lost out to Kıs Uykusu's Winter Sleep.

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