Peter Fonda & Connie Nielsen Join Nicholas Cage in The Runner Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.18.2014
Based around the 2010 BP oil spill…
Paper Street Films and Back Lot Pictures announced via an official press release that Connie Nielsen, Peter Fonda, Bryan Batt, and Wendell Pierce have joined the cast of The Runner for director Austin Stark. They join Nicholas Cage and Sarah Paulson in the cast for the political drama.
Below is an official synopsis for the film:
In the aftermath of the tragic 2010 BP oil spill, Colin Price (Cage), an idealistic but flawed New Orleans congressman, is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal. Nielsen will portray Price's wife, Deborah, a high-powered attorney with political ambitions of her own. Fonda will portray Colin's father Rayne Price, the former mayor of New Orleans, still an imposing figure in the political arena. Batt will portray Mark Lavin; a Wall Street financier who caters to the big oil companies and wants the oil spill to be a blip on the screen, and Pierce will portray Frank Legrand, Price's Chief of Staff and one of the first to see his boss's career going off the rails.
Stark said on the casting announcement, "I couldn't be more excited to collaborate with Connie, Peter, Bryan, and Wendell. It's going to be thrilling to watch the authenticity and complexity these incredible actors will bring to the world of this timely political drama."
Production on the film is slated to begin in New Orleans on June 23.