Mickey Rourke joins the cast of the action movie “Section Eight”. Sales agent The Exchange is showcasing the film to international buyers during the Virtual U.S. Film Market, which ends Friday.
The cast also includes actors Dolph Lundgren, Scott Adkins, Ryan Kwanten, Dermot Mulroney and Blue October lead singer Justin Furstenfeld as previously announced.
The film is the story of a former soldier who, after avenging the murder of his family, is released from prison and recruited by a shadowy government agency.
It will be directed by Christian Sesma (“Pay Dirt”, “The Night Crew”), from an original script by Chad Law (“The Hit List”, “Black Water”) and Josh Ridgway (“The Sector”, “Howlers”) It is produced by Brandon Burrows of Firebrand.
Rourke’s many credits include ‘The Wrestler’, for which he was nominated for an Oscar, ‘Sin City’, ‘Angel Heart’ and ‘Iron Man 2’. “Mickey’s raw energy and unique style is a great addition to ‘Section Eight,'” Burrows said.
Rourke is represented by Framework Entertainment and Edelstein, Laird & Sobel.
The exchange’s AFM slate also includes “Violet” by Justine Bateman, featuring Olivia Munn, Luke Bracey and Justin Theroux, “The Frog” by Houman SeyYedi, featuring Navid Mohammadzadeh, and “Halfway to Somewhere” by EJ Foerster and Marny. Eng, with Steve Zahn, Judy Greer, Jess Gabor, Roselyn Sanchez and Jorge A. Jimenez.