EXCLUSIVE: The Hobbit’s Hugo Weaving is turning to crime. The Australian actor has signed on for the true crime drama The Mule, I’ve learned. The film will be shot Down Under later this year. While details are sketchy about Weaving’s lead role, the film chronicles a drug mule who is nabbed by the police and the fallout from that capture. The Mule is written by Leigh Whannel, who penned and produced the Saw sequels, and Angus Sampson. With financing from Screen Australia, the film is being produced by the screenwriters and Michele Bennett of Sydney based Cherub Films. Bennett was the producer of the hit 200 Australian film Chopper that brought Eric Bana to prominence. Hugo Weaving is repped by CAA, Shannahan Management, and attorney David Weber.
Hugo Weaving Set For Aussie Crime Drama ‘The Mule’
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