Madeleine Stowe joins "The Runner"

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Screenwriter Randall Wallace, a specialist in sweeping historical epics, steps behind the camera for this fact-based Vietnam War drama that reunites him with his Braveheart (1995) star Mel Gibson. Gibson is Lt. Col. Hal Moore, commander of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry, the same regiment fatefully led by George Armstrong Custer. As part of the Pleiku Campaign of late 1965, Moore is assigned to an action at Landing Zone X-Ray in the Drang Valley, an area that would come to be known as the "The Valley of Death." Moore soon finds himself and his men contained to an area about the size of a football field, surrounded by more than 2,000 enemy troops and engaged in the first major battle of the war. Heroism becomes the order of the day as men like Moore, chopper pilot Bruce Crandall (Greg Kinnear), and Lt. Henry Herrick (Marc Blucas) refuse to yield, in spite of heavy losses of life. The film co-stars Madeleine Stowe, Chris Klein, Keri Russell, and Sam Elliott.
May 28th, 2014

Madeleine Stowe has joined Nicolas Cage in 'The Runner'.

The Golden Globe-nominated actress - best known for playing villainous matriarch Victoria Grayson in hit show 'Revenge' - will play the Hollywood star's stony wife Deborah Price in the new political drama, reports Deadline.com.

Stowe's character, who was drawn to Cage's congressman Colin Price because of his ruthless ambition, will begin seeing her husband in a new light after his string of infidelities are exposed.

The film is written and directed by Austin Stark and is set against the backdrop of the BP oil spill in 2010 which proved disastrous for the Gulf Coast and became a major political controversy.

Stowe will juggle her film role with her duties on the fourth season of 'Revenge', for which she earned a Best Actress nomination at the Golden Globe Awards in 2012.

The actress' previous credits include 2002's 'We Were Soldiers', 'The Last of the Mohicans' and 'Twelve Monkeys'.

Busy leading man Cage, meanwhile, has a string of films in the pipeline including 'Outcast' - which was recently tipped for a sequel - 'Left Behind' and 'The Dying of the Light'.

He's also set to begin work on 'Pay the Ghost' and is rumoured to be returning to the 'National Treasure' franchise for a third instalment.