“World War Z” screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan is set to make his directorial debut and has set Garrett Hedlund to play the lead in “Violent Talent”, according to Deadline. Toby Kebbell, upcoming “The Wolf of Wall Street” star Margot Robbie and “Four Lions” star Riz Ahmed have supporting role sin the drama.
Hedlund plays Eamon in the contemporary Chicago-set drama. Eamon and his two best friends Quan and Angel (Ahmed and Kebbell) decide to build a criminal empire, believing “crime might be the most honest job around.” Robbie plays a character named Riley, likely to be a love interest of some kind. Carnahan also wrote the script.
Hedlund most recently starred in Walter Salles’ “On the Road” and will have the Coens’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” as well as indie ensemble drama “Lullaby” opposite Amy Adams out later this year. Australian actress Robbie starred on short-lived ABC series “Pan Am” before landing the female lead opposite Leonardo Dicaprio in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street”, out this November. Kebbell had roles in “War Horse” and “Wrath of the Titans” and will soon be seen in Brit Marling’s “The East.” Ahmed most recently starred in Mira Nair’s “The Reluctant Fundamentalist.”