De Niro & Several Aussies Join “Killer Elite”

Robert De Niro and several Australian actors look to have joined the cast of the action-thriller “The Killer Elite” for Omnilab Media and Inferno Entertainment reports The Herald Sun and Moviehole.

Based on the Ranulph Fiennes novel ‘The Feather Man’, Clive Owen will play the senior field operative of a secret group of former British special forces members fighting to protect the families of fellow SAS agents.

Jason Statham plays a former Navy SEAL who comes out of retirement in order to lead a team of assassins in pursuit of them. De Niro has been approached but has not yet been confirmed to play Statham’s mentor who has been kidnapped and is being used as leverage against him.

Along with De Niro, the cast will include Dominic Purcell (“Prison Break”), Yvonne Strahovski (“Chuck”), Aden Young (“The Starter Wife”), Ben Mendelsohn (“Vertical Limit”), Lachy Hulme (“The Matrix Revolutions”) and Firass Dirani (“Underbelly: The Golden Mile”).

Irish director Gary McKendry makes his feature film debut on the project which kicked off filming today in Melbourne.