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Sung Kang Joins Stallone's Headshot
Has he replaced Thomas Jane?

13 June 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Coming Soon

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Sung Kang Joins Stallone's Headshot

It's the perennial story of the old warhorse teamed with the new kid on the block: Fast and Furious franchise star Sung Kang will be joining Sylvester Stallone on the set of Headshot, when Walter Hill's cameras start rolling.

As previously reported, Headshot is action guru Walter Hill's first theatrical feature since 2002's Undisputed (although he's since worked on Deadwood and Broken Trail, and as a producer of the Alien movies has some involvement with Prometheus) and is the tale of a hitman (Stallone) and a cop who join forces when they find themselves investigating the same murder case.

It may not actually be called Headshot anymore though: Alexis "Matz" Nolent and Colin Wilson's original French graphic novel is called Du Plomb Dans La Tete, with its English translation (published by Dynamite) going by Bullet to the Head. Headshot is apparently a working title, with a final moniker not yet set.

Kang plays Tokyo drifter Han Lue in the most recent three Fast & Furious flicks: a character imported from F&F director Justin Lin's Better Luck Tomorrow, which Kang co-produced and starred in in 2002. His role in Headshot / Bullet to the Head / Whatever hasn't been revealed yet. Some reports have pegged him as Stallone's co-lead cop, fuelling rumours that Thomas Jane, originally ensconced in that role, has left the project at the behest of producer Joel Silver, who's said to have been clamouring for a 48 Hrs-ish mixed-race dynamic at the top.

All will no doubt become clear in due course. Shooting starts later this month in Louisiana.


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