March 25, 2014
Hot off the finale of the critically acclaimed HBO crime drama True Detective, Woody Harrelson has been tapped to join the heist thriller Triple Nine, according to Deadline.
Harrelson will be teaming up yet again with his Out of the Furnace co-star Casey Affleck, as well as Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Winslet and Aaron Paul.
The film focuses on a group of dirty cops who have to undertake a dangerous heist after getting blackmailed by the Russian mob. The plan involves organizing the titular triple nine, or Code 999, which means officer down. However, the rookie that the dirty cops set up to die foils the murder attempt, leaving their plans in shambles and the crew racing to save themselves.
Filmmaker John Hillcoat, director of Lawless and The Road, is helming Triple Nine, which is set to start shooting this summer.