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Brody replaces Oldman as villain in Albert Hughes’ Motor City

Adrien Brody is still in negotiations for the part, although the film is scheduled to begin shooting in September.

Adrien Brody is in negotiations to replace Gary Oldman as the lead villain in Albert Hughes’ thriller Motor City.

Should negotiations for the role prove successful, Adrien will star opposite Gerard Butler in the film about a recently released prisoner who goes on the hunt for the man who framed him.

The signing of Brody will be the latest in a number changes on a project which is scheduled to begin shooting in Atlanta, Georgia in September ahead of a planned April release date in the US.

The actor is the latest in a string on stars to be associated with the project – including Dominic Cooper, Jake Gyllenhaal and Amber Heard – which is being directed by the maker of From Hell and Dead Presidents.

Mickey Rourke has a confirmed part in the film, which is penned by debut writer Chad St John.

Brody – best known for his roles in Roman Polanski’s The Pianist and Peter Jackson’s King Kong – was last seen in a cameo role performing Salvador Dali in Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris as part of an emsemble cast, as well as starring in Tony Kaye’s return to filmmaking as a depressed teacher in and American education drama Detachment.

Brody recently completed work on Xiaogang Feng’s 1942, a Chinese-based drama about a deadly drought in 1942 that takes its toll on central China’s Henan province during the war against Japan.

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