The upcoming thriller movie, Red 48, has added two action stars to the cast: Tyrese Gibson from the Fast and Furious series, as well as Michael Jai White from Arrow and Black Dynamite. They join actor Chris Backus, from Bosch, who has already been announced.
The action flick centers around a character called Kyle Snowden, a child protective services officer. Snowden is one of several people who are take hostage in a store by Eagan Raize and his three goons. Backus is set to play the terrorist Raize.
Other characters trapped in the store alongside Snowden, include Manny, a young Mexican immigrant who Snowden is looking after, Snowden’s stepfather and owner of the store and Sunshine, the store manager. Sunshine is held hostage with her wife, Rainey and teen thief, Mikki.
Raize is targeting Snowden’s stepfather, but several secrets between the characters will come to light in the ensuing tension.
Although it’s not known yet which characters Tyrese Gibson and Michael Jai White are set to play, it is interesting to note that both actors have been vocally campaigning to be cast as John Stewart, aka the Green Lantern. Warner Bros have rumored to be working on a Green Lantern Corps movie, with no cast having been announced.
White has the upper hand, having even voiced the John Stewart character in Justice League Heroes, a video game released back in 2006.
Neither actors are strangers to the superhero genre, either. White played the Bronze Tiger in hit series, Arrow, as well as having a supporting role in The Dark Knight. Gibson, meanwhile, can soon be seen in the role of Simon Stroud, in Sony’s adaptation of Morbius, releasing next year.
Red 48 is written by Mickey Solis and directed by Jon Keeyes (The Harrowing, Doom Room).
Source: The Illuminerdi