Sorry guys, we’re not here to talk about Mischa Barton‘s weight. We’re here to report that she has joined the cast of the upcoming thriller Kickback, which comes from director Raza Mallal, and already has some interesting cast on board. As usual – more about that cast & more details about the story (which is, by the way, inspired by true events) – in the rest of this report…
So, at this moment we know that Mallal will direct the whole thing from his own script which revolves around a renegade Moscow detective who defies government pressure to investigate the assassination of a maverick reporter who covered the Chechen war.
Unfortunately, the only thing we know about Barton’s involvement is that she will (apparently) play a woman named Nicola, but what definitely sounds promising is that Sean Astin, John Hannah, Michael Biehn, Stelio Savante and Noureen DeWulf are also attached to star in this crime-thriller.
In case you want even more details about Kickback, here’s more:
Anna is a reporter investigating the atrocities and injustices of War. She is an independent woman who does her job with determination and commitment. She lived each day as if there were not enough minutes in the day for what she needed to do in her life.
A woman who has lived, but now unsure for how much longer. Working in both camps she uncovers underhand deals and various plots of espionage and counterespionage. Her enemies think they are using her until she becomes a threat for both sides and somebody has her assassinated.
A Moscow detective, Ivanov, risks his life more than once, to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death. As Ivanov retraces Anna’s steps, from Moscow, London to Bogota and Qatar, he learns about her kind, loving nature yet determination to reveal the truth about the war in her articles and yet she had secrets of her own.
The trail leads him into a dangerous web of conspiracy and espionage involving: chemical warfare, an overdue library book, a secret affair, an undetectable gun, a missing daughter, co-ordinated terrorists attacks and the assassination of the President.
Sounds interesting, and Mallal and his team plan to start filming Kickback this fall in Prague, London and other cities, so I guess we’ll soon have more updates to share.