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Matthias Schoenaerts Joins "Animal Rescue"

By Garth Franklin Sunday February 24th 2013 11:07PM

C├ęsar Award winner Matthias Schoenaerts ("Rust and Bone") has scored a supporting role in "Animal Rescue" at Fox Searchlight. Schoenaerts will re-team with his "Bullhead" director Michael Roskam on the project.

Schoenaerts says: "I'll be shooting in New York with Michael Roskam, we're shooting his first American feature film. I have a supporting role in that, and I really look forward to it."

Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace have lead roles in the project, which is based on the short story by Dennis Lehane.

The story follows a lonely New York bartender (Harmy), caught in the midst of a bad heist and a killing, who rescues a puppy from a garbage can.

He soon becomes the target of the dog's abusive and mentally unstable former owner. The production is aiming for a Spring shoot.

Source: The Playlist

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