Malin Akerman In Talks For Action Thriller Breacher

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The cast of David Ayer's Breacher continues to grow, and today comes word that another familiar face has joined the line-up. Earlier this week, we shared the news that True Blood's Joe Manganiello was in talks to join the cast, which includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard and Dawn Olivieri. The latest update on the film is that Malin Akerman is also now in talks for a role.

Variety describes Breacher as a "testosterone-heavy riff on Agatha Christie's 'Ten Little Indians.'" The film is set to follow a DEA task force that robs a drug cartel during what's supposed to be a tactical raid on one of its safe houses. Their crime appears to be a success until they start getting picked off one by one.

Each bit of casting news following word that Schwarzenegger and Worthington would star, has given us a bit more information about the plot. We know that Terrence Howard and Dawn Olivieri play two of the DEA agents who also happen to be engaged in an affair and plotting to steal the stolen goods. Meanwhile, Manganiello's character develops a conscience after the crime and attempts to call the police.

Unfortunately, Variety's report doesn't include any specifics on the part Akerman up for, beyond that she'd be playing a member of the team. Lack of specifics aside, this is more great casting news for the film. Akerman's recent credits include Wanderlust and Rock of Ages. (And her earlier credits include one of my favorite one-season TV series, HBO's The Comeback) She also has a long list of upcoming projects in the works, including CBGB and the title role in Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story.

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