ComingSoon au anuntat oficial actorii care vor juca in pelicula celor de la MGM pe nume Mandrake the Magician, film bazat pe banda desenata scrisa de Lee Falk.

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Anul trecut se anunta ca Jonathan Rhys Meyers trebuia sa joace in rolul personajului Mandrake, dar acum sa stabilit ca rolul sa-i revina lui Hayden Christensen care va juca alaturi de Djimon Hounsou. Scenariul a fost scris de Josh Oppenheimer, Thomas Dean Donnelly, JV Hart si Ian Jeffers. Mimi Leder (The Peacemaker, Deep Impact, Pay It Forward) il va regiza.

In film, Jackson Mandrake (Christensen) este un magician de suburbii. Dupa o indrazneata evadare dintr-un SUV aruncat dintr-un avion, el este constrans de catre CIA sa ajute un agent sub acoperire pe nume Xi Shing Lung sa evadeze dintr-o puscarie de maxima securitate. Hipnoza, contorsionari, distragerea atentiei si vrajile il ajuta pe Mandrake sa-l scape pe agent. Dar Mandrake va realiza ca totul a fost o capcana si ca Xi e un agent CIA corupt care-i ofera o opotunitate sa i se alature dar Mandrake refuza si devine insusi tinta lui Xi. Mandrake trebuie acum sa fuga de Xi dar si de CIA care cred ca sa aliat cu Xi.

Randy Couture si Criss Angel figurau in echipa actorilor din aceasta pelicula, dar inca nu s-a confirmat nimic.

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ComingSoon has announced the official cast for MGM’s Mandrake the Magician, based on Lee Falk’s comic strip. Early last year, Jonathan Rhys Meyers had apparently been cast as Mandrake, but now the role will go to Hayden Christensen, with Djimon Hounsou joining in as a supporting character. The film is being co-written by Josh Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly, JV Hart, and Ian Jeffers. Mimi Leder, of The Peacemaker, Deep Impact, and Pay It Forward most recently, will direct.

In the film, Jackson Mandrake (Christensen) is an underground magician and escapologist. Following a daring escape from an SUV dropped out of an plane, he is coerced by the CIA into breaking a deep-cover agent named Xi Shing Lung out of a maximum security jail. Hypnosis, contortion, distraction and technical wizardry all come into play as Mandrake breaks the agent out. But then Mandrake learns that it was all a set-up. Xi is a CIA agent gone bad. He offers Mandrake the chance to join him. When he refuses, he’s a marked man. He must escape his would-be-killers and the real CIA who think he is in league with Xi.

Randy Couture and Criss Angel was casting, too, last year… but nothing sure.

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