Tony Nominee Victor Garber, Felicity Huffman and Ted Levine Join Samuel L. Jackson in Action Film "Big Game"
24 Oct 2013
Tony nominee Victor Garber has joined the cast of Jalmari Helander's "Big Game," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Written and directed by Helander, and based on a story by Helander and Petri Jokiranta, "Big Game" stars Samuel L. Jackson as the President of the United States and features Onni Tommila as his 13-year-old sidekick, who takes a takes a test of manhood by spending one day and night alone in the wilderness of a local forest.
Garber, whose stage credits include Present Laughter, Damn Yankees and Little Me, will play the vice president. The six-time Emmy nominee's screen credits include "Alias," "Damages" and "Argo."
The cast also features Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman (Speed-the-Plow, "Transamerica") as the CIA director, Ted Levine ("American Gangster," "The Manchurian Candidate"), Oscar winner Jim Broadbent ("The Iron Lady"), Ray Stevenson ("GI Joe: Retaliation") and Mehmet Kurtulus ("Short Sharp Shock").
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.