Magazine article Screen International

Dominic Cooper Replaces Henry Cavill in ‘Stratton’; Full Cast Revealed

Magazine article Screen International

Dominic Cooper Replaces Henry Cavill in ‘Stratton’; Full Cast Revealed

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Dominic Cooper has swooped in to replace Henry Cavill in Special Forces action thriller Stratton, after the Man Of Steel star quit the production just days before shooting was set to begin in June.

London-based production company GFM Films has rescheduled principal photography to begin in Brindisi, Italy on July 15 before moving on to Rome, working together with Italian producers Eagle Pictures. Production will then move from Rome to the UK for filming in London and surrounding locations.

Cooper, the British actor who plays a young Howard Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is also known for roles in Need For Speed, Dracula Untold and Mamma Mia!. Upcoming projects include Catherine Hardwicke's Miss You Already, Nicholas Hytner's The Lady In The Van and Duncan Jones' fantasy epic Warcraft.

In Stratton, Cooper will play the titular role - a SBS (Special Boat Service) operative working alongside MI6 to prevent a terrorist attack in London.

Directed by Simon West (Con Air, The Expendables 2), the feature will be produced by GFM Films through Stratton Film Productions and is based on a series of books by ex-SBS agent Duncan Falconer.

West said of his new leading man: "Dominic Cooper's talent, versatility and his originality as an actor, provide the perfect fit for what will be an entirely fresh and memorable action hero."

Ensemble cast

Cooper will star alongside an ensemble cast that includes Austin Stowell (Whiplash, Bridge of Spies) and Harry Potter star Tom Felton.

The young cast also includes Gemma Chan, currently seen in sci-fiseries Humans having previously starred in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, and Teen Wolf TV star Tyler Hoechlin

German star Thomas Kretschmann (Downfall, Valkyrie), veteran British actor Derek Jacobi, Connie Nielsen (Gladiator) and rising RSC actor Jake Fairbrother complete the line-up.

West added: "Supporting Dominic is an inspired choice of cast who are all extremely talented, uniquely diverse and will undeniably bring both charm and energy to make Stratton the ongoing potential franchise we know it can be. …

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