Armie Hammer. I love that name. He’s the dude who played the titular Lone Ranger in last year’s action flick, and this year he heads to the desert for a little psychological torment. Read on, Hammer-Heads!
Variety reports that Hammer has been cast as the lead in Mine, a new thriller being produced by Peter Safran (The Conjuring). The film will be co-directed and was written by Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro.
Hammer plays a soldier who, after a failed assassination mission, finds himself stranded in the desert. Exposed to the elements, he must survive the dangers of the desert while also battling the psychological toll of the treacherous situation.
Safran will produce through the Safran Company which will also finance the project. Hammer will exec produce with Joan Mao co-producing.
Production is set to start this fall. WME is co-repping the sale with Safran which the two selling international rights at next month’s Cannes Film Festival.
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