Akerman, Phillippe, Kitsch Go “Bang”

Malin Akerman (“Watchmen”), Taylor Kitsch (“Wolverine,” “Friday Night Lights”) and Ryan Phillippe will team for the Canada/South Africa indie co-production “The Bang Bang Club” for E1 Entertainment reports Variety.

Akerman will star as a photo editor of the so-called Bang Bang Club, four combat war photographers — Marinovich (Phillippe), Kevin Carter (Kitsch), Ken Oosterbroek and Silva — whose photographs captured the final bloody days of white rule in apartheid-era South Africa.

Steven Silver wrote the script based on Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva’s memoir, while Silver will direct.

Daniel Iron (“Away From Her”), Lance Samuels and Adam Friedlander will produce. Shooting begins next month in and around Johannesburg.