Freakshift adds Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander – along with Henry Cavill – were co-stars in director Guy Ritchie’s 2015 film reboot of the classic 1960’s television spy series The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Now, the chemistry between two of its stars will return in the sci-fi-themed actioner Freakshift, the next film from Ben Wheatley (whose Free Fire is currently in cinemas).

According to Deadline, Armie Hammer joins the recently cast Vikander in Freakshift. The film will depict the exploits of a team described as ‘misfit cops’ who embrace the dangerous pastime of hunting down and killing nocturnal underground monsters. Vikander will play the protagonist with Hammer appearing opposite as her love interest.

Freakshift is a sizeable project for Ben Wheately, who co-wrote the script with Amy Jump. For Armie Hammer, he’s riding some momentum with recent appearances in Nocturnal Animals and The Birth Of A Nation, along with upcoming projects such as a major voice role in this summer’s Disney-Pixar surefire hit Cars 3, film fest fave Call Me By Your Name, the Stanley Tucci-directed Final Portrait and war thriller Mine.

Freakshift is reportedly rounding plans to commence production in August.


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