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Josh Brolin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, And Olivia Munn Have ‘Three Seconds’

Josh Brolin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, And Olivia Munn Have ‘Three Seconds’

You might not know the name Otto Bathurst, but he’s apparently been turning the right heads with his TV work on fare like “Peaky Blinders,” “Black Mirror,” “Criminal Justice,” and “Hustle,” because he’s lined up a pretty impressive ensemble for his feature film debut.

Josh Brolin, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Olivia Munn have joined Luke Evans and David Oyelowo for “Three Seconds.” Based on the book by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom, and adapted by Matt Cook (“Triple Nine“) and Rowan Joffe (“The American,” “Brighton Rock“), the story centers around a man who goes undercover for the FBI, but gets abandoned mid-mission. Here’s the book synopsis (obviously, it’s not about the Swedish police force anymore): 

Piet Hoffman, a top-secret operative for the Swedish police, faces his most dangerous assignment yet: after years spent infiltrating the Polish mafia, he’s become a key player in their attempt to take over amphetamine distribution inside Sweden’s prisons. To stop them from succeeding, he will have to go undercover, posing as a prisoner inside the country’s most notorious jail.
But when a botched drug deal involving Hoffman results in the death of another cop, the murder investigation is assigned to the brilliant but haunted Detective Inspector Ewert Grens–a man who never gives up until he’s cracked the case. Grens’s determination to find the killer not only threatens to expose Hoffman’s true identity, it may reveal even bigger crimes at the heart of the Swedish justice system. And there are players who will do anything to stop Grens from discovering the truth.

No word yet on when this will roll, but the set up is a nice one, and the cast of players is pretty great. [The Wrap]

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