Christian Slater to star in Stallone's Bullet to the Head

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Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker star in the 2010 action-comedy that is "Red". After he's threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses (Willis) reassembles his old crew to go after their longtime assailants. The movie's title (RED) stands for "Retired Extremely Dangerous".

July 11th, 2011

Christian Slater has signed to star in Sylvester Stallone's new film.

The 'Guns, Girls, and Gambling' actor is the latest addition to the cast of the currently untitled movie, which is based on the French comic series 'Bullet to the Head', in which Variety reports he will play a "local handler who acts as a middle man".

Also joining the movie - in which Sylvester plays a New Orleans hitman who joins forces with a Gotham policeman (Sung Kang) after both their partners are killed - is 'Lost' actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and 'Lights Out' star Holt McCallany.

Adewale is to play the main villain, an attorney who tries to cover up his scam to exploit poor victims of Hurricane Katrina, while Holt is a 'dirty' cop partnered with Sung's character.

Already cast in the film are Jason Momoa as villain Keegan and Sarah Shahi as Sylvester's character's daughter.

The script has been adapted from Matz and Colin Wilson's graphic novel by Alessandro Camon, while Joel Silver and Andrew Rona are among the producers on behalf of Dark Castle.