Frank Grillo Seals A Deal For The Purge 3

Sergeant reporting for another tour of duty

Frank Grillo Seals A Deal For The Purge 3

by James White |
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He took over for Ethan Hawke as the main character in the Purge films with the second, Anarchy. And Frank Grillo is ready to make it a double, entering final negotiations to star in **The Purge 3.

Writer/director James DeMonaco is also back again for the third time, spinning another violent yarn about the alternate near-future America which has one day each year when all crime is legalised for a 12-hour period, as written into the constitution by the government. In The Purge: Anarchy, Grillo’s Sergeant was a man on a mission of revenge who ended up helping to protect a group of innocents who are stuck without shelter in Los Angeles as the annual event kicks off.

DeMonaco has yet to outline what the new movie will cover, though Grillo’s return means more tough guy behaviour from Sergeant. If the actor himself turns out to be correct, a further expansion of Michael K. Williams’ character, Carmelo Johns, is also in the works. The film is targeting a July 1, 2016 release in the US, with Blumhouse Productions and Universal once again keeping the budget thrifty in the hopes of high returns.

According to Variety, there had been some concern that scheduling clashes with Grillo’s work on TV series Kingdom could prevent his return, but the dates have now been worked out and he’ll report to the Purge set next month. The actor will also be seen in Beyond Skyline, A Conspiracy On Jekyll Island, horror pic Stephanie and the character-filled Captain America: Civil War, which sees him finally becoming Crossbones after the events in The Winter Soldier. The Marvel movie will be out here on April 29 next year.

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