John C. Reilly and Mary-Louise Parker are in talks to join the DC Comics comic book adaptation “Red” for Summit Entertainment says Heat Vision.
The story follows a former black-ops agent (Bruce Willis), now in retirement, who has to contend with younger, more high-tech assassins who show up to kill him.
Reilly would play an overly paranoid retired CIA agent, Parker plays a federal pension worker who becomes embroiled in the Willis character’s struggle to stay alive (and becomes his love interest).
Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren already are on board for the film as the villain and Willis’ former mentor respectively.
Robert Schwentke (“Flightplan”) directs from a script by Jon and Erich Hoeber. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing.