Magazine article Screen International

Bankside Declares War with McDonagh

Magazine article Screen International

Bankside Declares War with McDonagh

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EXCLUSIVE: Garrett Hedlund and Michael Pena to star in War on Everyone.

Bankside Films has boarded John Michael McDonagh's War on Everyone, which has Garrett Hedlund and Michael Pena attached to star.

McDonagh, whose credits include The Guard and Calvary, will write and direct the black comedy. The team says the film is about "two corrupt cops in New Mexico who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate an outlaw who is more dangerous than they are."

Bankside is introducing the project to buyers here at AFM and will start pre-sales in key territories.

Producers Chris Clark and Flora Fernandez Marengo of Reprisal Films will reteam with McConagh after also working on his previous two acclaimed features.

War on Everyone will shoot in New Mexico in March 2015. …

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