Mickey Rourke has officially signed on to be in Section Eight, a new action movie from director Christian Sesma. Sesma is an experienced action director, known for films like Paydirt and The Night Crew. The news comes from Variety, which confirms that the film is being shown to distributors amidst the American Film Market.
Mickey Rourke Joins a Star-Studded Cast For Section Eight
The film will reportedly follow a former soldier who finds himself in jail imprisoned after seeking violent revenge on people who murdered his family. After he’s sprung from prison, a shadowy government agency recruits him to for a mission. In addition to Mickey Rourke, also joining the cast of Section Eight are Dolph Lundgren, Scott Adkins, Ryan Kwanten, Dermot Mulroney, and Justin Furstenfeld. Justin Furstenfeld is the lead singer of the alternative rock band Blue October and will be making his acting debut in this movie.
It is unclear currently what role Mickey Rourke will play in Section Eight. The film’s script comes from writers Chad Law and Josh Ridgway. Law’s previous writing credits include The Hit List and Black Water. Ridgeway wrote scripts for The Sector and Howler. Section Eight will be the second movie they have collaborated on, having previously co-written Crossfire together.
Producer Brandon Burrows expressed his excitement for Mickey Rourke joining the cast of Section Eight. In a statement exclusive to Variety, Burrows said that “Mickey’s raw energy and unique style are such a great addition to Section Eight.”
The American Film Market Wraps Up
The news of Mickey Rourke’s addition to Section Eight comes on the heels of the American Film Market’s conclusion. During the virtual festival, The Exchange, a sales agent, has shopped the film around to international markets. There is no current news on the fate of the film. However, the film will likely gain a distributor soon.