Chris Mulkey will star in the western “The Redeemer”; Jackie Long joins ‘High Heat’ – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Chris Mulkey (Based on gender, Captain Phillips) signed on for a lead role in The redeemer, the independent western from writer-director Myles Clohessy, which will go into production in Montana later this month.
The two-time Independent Spirit Award nominee joins a cast that includes Titus Welliver, Brandon Routh, SAG Award winner Robert Clohessy, Mo Brings Plenty, Eddie Spears, Golden Globe nominee Irene Bedard, Timothy V. Murphy and newcomer Baylee Toney, as previously announced. .
The redeemer tells the story of Butch (Mulkey), an 1880s stranded Montana war hero who embarks on a life or death rescue mission on the border, alongside his estranged son Garrett (Routh), to saving his native wife Aponi (Bedard) and stepdaughter (Toney), after being kidnapped by a gang of violent outlaws led by the dreaded former Calvary Captain Randall Ferguson (Murphy). But a harsh winter, the horrors and dangers of the border, and the father’s troubled past keep catching up with them, proving redemption is hard to come by in the Wild, Wild West.
Myles Clohessy, Antony Ware and Ramsey Heitmann produce through their Barefoot Kid Productions banner, alongside Mike Walsh of Philly Born Films, Rob Simmons of Jars Media and Jared Safier of Safier Entertainment. Steven Schrager and Thomas Grant of Ident Films provide executive production and funding. Four-time Emmy Award-winning producer and sales agent Safier manages global sales.
Trevor Jones (The Last of the Mohicans, Notting hill), who signed to write his score.
Mulkey is a veteran actor who has amassed 265 screen credits over the past 46 years. He has appeared on the film’s side in titles including Based on gender, Gloria bell, Gotti, King’s Message, Whiplash, Captain Phillips, The purge, Cloverfield, Mysterious skin and Radio. His TV credits include stone castle, Animal Kingdom, Crossing of Liberty, Boardwalk Empire, Friday night lights and Twin peaks.
Mulkey is represented by Buchwald.
EXCLUSIVE: Jackie Long (Power Book II: Ghost, Hollywood real husbands) joined the cast of High heat.
He will appear in the action comedy alongside previously announced cast Olga Kurylenko, Don Johnson, Kaitlin Doubleday, Dallas Page, Ivan Martin, Bianca D’Ambrosio, Chiara D’Ambrosio and Dylan Flashner.
The recently wrapped heist movie directed by Zach Golden (The Prisoner’s Escape 614) takes place over a single night and follows Ana (Kurylenko), a meticulous chef with a hidden past, and her husband Ray (Johnson), a schmoozy serial restaurateur. When the local Mafia shows up to torch her restaurant in an insurance scam, Ana defends her territory and proves her knife skills both in and out of the kitchen.
Long will play Gary, an extortion and racketeering agent. Although Gary indulges in the benefits of criminal behavior, he is a sensitive soul and a good guy at heart.
Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman are producing the film, written by James Pedersen, starring Jesse Korman and Zola Elgart Glassman of Yale Productions.
Michael J. Rothstein is executive producer with Bondit’s Matt Helderman & Luke Taylor, Jason Kringstein, Scott Levenson, Lee Broda, Joel Michaely, Gregory & Anne Ruden, Stephen Katzman, Richard Switzer, Tyler W. Konney, Megan Kelleher & Jeffrey B. Larson, Lisa D’Ambrosio, Nicole Delmonico, Peter Anske and Faisal Mahmood.
Long stars against Kevin Hart in BET’s Hollywood real husbands, and recently reappeared in the hit Starz Power Book II: Ghost series. The actor had previously appeared on the film side in Tim Story’s Hurricane season, opposite Forest Whitaker, and in Malcolm D. Lee’s Men of the soul, opposite Samuel L. Jackson, also finding roles in the cult classic ATL, the Eminem product Body and more.
He is represented by APA.