Cory Hardrict Joins Nicolas Cage In ‘#211’; Luis Mandoki To Direct Crime Thriller ‘Tesoro’

By Amanda N'Duka, Liz Calvario

Nate Taylor

Cory Hardrict (American Sniper) has come aboard the Nicolas Cage-starring bank heist drama #211, from Millennium/Nu Image. York Alec Shackleton is at the helm of the film, which follows a bank robbery that good cop (Cage) is trying to thwart. Hardrict will play Officer Hanson, his tough-as-nails partner. Shackleton also penned the script, which Johnathan Yunger and Jeffrey Greenstein are producing. Filming is set to begin this month in Bulgaria. Hardrict has a full upcoming slate with includes Summit Entertainment’s Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me, in theaters June 16; the Netflix original film Naked; and LAbyrinth with Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker. He’s repped by Paradigm, Authentic Talent & Literary Management, and Jackoway Tyerman.

Luis Mandoki

Luis Mandoki (Innocent Voices) is set to direct the crime thrillerTesoro, written by actress and producer Sandy Baumann. Tesoro, which means “treasure” in Spanish, is the touching story of a Mexican woman who risks her life to cross the U.S. border so she can earn enough money to afford a life-saving operation for her father and then finds her path home blocked by a deadly crime family. The script was selected as one of 10 nationwide for the Latino Producers Academy and also advanced to the second level of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, as well as the Women in Film with Sundance Institute Film Intensive. The cast will be announced next week. Mandoki’s film credits include 2001’s Angel Eyes, starring Jennifer Lopez; When a Man Loves a Woman, with Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia; and Trapped. He has Dancing with Sancho Panza in pre-produtction. Mandoki is repped by APA.

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