March 25, 2014
Veteran French Actor Vincent Cassel will be joining the cast of the Soviet-era thriller Child 44, which is already in production.
Cassel is replacing Philip Seymour Hoffman in the film, which is about a disgraced Soviet investigator who is hunting a mass-murdering child killer in the harsh political climate of 1950s Stalinist Russia.
Also in Child 44 are Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman, to name a few.
This is the second movie this week that Cassel has been hired in to replace another actor. He is also taking over for Oscar Isaac in the film Partisan.
In Partisan, Cassel plays a troubled but charismatic man who raises children on a commune, where he teaches them to attack the world, which he feels wronged him.
Partisian begins production in October, while Child 44 has been shooting since June.