EXCLUSIVE: Vincent D’Onofrio and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) have joined Bruce Willis in Paramount and MGM’s revamp of the 1974 Charles Bronson film Death Wish, which was based on the book by Brian Garfield.
Eli Roth is directing the picture which follows a man named Paul Kersey (Willis) whose life is destroyed by a violent crime against his wife and daughter. Frustrated the bad guys were not brought to justice for the violence and degradation the thugs inflicted on his family, he starts hunting for the perpetrators himself. Roger Birnbaum is producing the film.
D’Onofrio, who has enjoyed a very successful career both in TV (Daredevil, the upcoming Emerald City) and film (The Magnificent Seven, Jurassic World, CHiPs), will play Willis’ brother in the film. Film/TV actor Norris is set to play Detective Rains. The film is set to into production on September 26 in Montreal and Chicago.
D’Onofrio is repped by UTA and Silver Lining Entertainment. Norris is repped by CAA and Industry Entertainment.