More Cast For Whistleblower

Bellucci and Redgrave head for Bosnia

More Cast For Whistleblower

by Owen Williams |
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We've known for a few months that Rachel Weisz was attached to play the lead in the indie political drama The Whistleblower, but Variety now reports that Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci and David Strathairn have joined the cast.

Based on a true story, it's the directorial debut (at least at feature-length) of Larysa Kondracki, and sees Weisz as Kathryn Bolkovac, a UN International Police Force monitor hired by the US company DynCorp in Bosnia on a UN related contract. No details yet on the roles reserved for the newbies.

Bolkovac risked her own safety and lost her job (she sued) when she learned of and reported what Variety coyly describes as "a scandal" (it was a sex trafficking ring) within the company, which was contracted to hire and train police officers. Several Dyncorp employees were forced to resign, but were immune from prosecution in Bosnia.

The Canadian-German co-production has been co-written by Kondracki and Eilis Kirwan, and goes before the cameras in Romania later this month.

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