More casting news has hit the wire for Linkin Park member Joe Hahn’s directorial debut Mall, and we’ve got the skinny for you right here, free of texting teenagers and lunatics jumping out of kiosks to spray things on you. Dig it!
Variety reports that Gina Gershon (Showgirls) and Peter Stormare (pictured right; Constantine, Fargo) have stepped in to replace Chelsea Handler and Eric Bogosian (the latter wrote the 2001 novel on which the indie film is based) due to scheduling conflicts. They join the previously announced Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket; The Cell), Cameron Monaghan (“Shameless”), James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom), India Menuez, Mimi Rogers (Ginger Snaps, “The X-Files”), and Gbenga Akinnagbe (“The Wire”).
Bogosian’s debut novel follows five suburban strangers whose paths cross over the course of one hellish night at a shopping mall, where a drug-addled madman (Frecheville) goes on a shooting spree.
Monaghan will play a teen stoner, while Menuez will play the object of his affection. Gershon will play a randy housewife who catches the eye of a voyeuristic businessman (D’Onofrio). Akinnagbe will play the mall security guard tasked with stopping the shooter, whose mother and former boss will be played by Rogers and Stormare, respectively.
The flick will feature the music of Linkin Park.
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