Black Widow Olga Kurylenko has landed the next lead role in the film | Popgen Tech
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Black Widow Actress Olga Kurylenko will co-headline the action-thriller The Paradox effect with Harvey Keitel.
The news of his latest big screen venture came through Deadlinewith cameras set to launch in Italy next month.
Directed by Scott Weintrob (Apple TV+ documentaries House) script from Samuel Bartlett, Andrea Iervolino and Ferdinando Dell’Omo, this one finds Kurylenko’s heroine confronting a tyrannical king (Keitel) who is holding his daughter for ransom.
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He must team up with a corrupt Interpol agent, whose son has also been taken hostage, to take out some criminals to carry out the ransom. Together, they have only one hour to save their families from the wrath of Keitel’s villain.
Iervolino himself shared in a brief statement: “It’s fun in itself to bring Harvey and Olga together and play off each other in this intense thriller that pulls no punches”.
“As ILBE [Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment’s] newly tapped head of production, I’m thrilled that this is our first film of our 2023 eight-picture slate,” added producer Richard Salvatore. “Working with a legend like Harvey for the third time is amazing.”
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Equally delighted to be involved in this project, Red Sea Media’s Roman Kopelevich commented: “We are excited to work with Scott and the talented Olga and of course Harvey and the team at Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment, along with Rich Salvatore. It is will be an exciting action ride that will captivate audiences around the world.”
Throughout his illustrious 55-year career, Keitel appeared in countless gems such as Taxi Driver, The piano, Reservoir Dog, Pulp Fiction, From dusk to dawn and The Grand Budapest Hotel.