Actor joins Law, Whitaker in Sapochnik film

Liev Schreiber will do the “Repossession Mambo” with Jude Law and Forest Whitaker for Universal.

He has been cast as Law’s boss at a futuristic credit union dealing in artificial organs. When Law’s character receives an artificial organ, he goes on the lam, joining his ex-wife, who owes money for her own artificial organs. Eric Garcia adapted his sci-fi novel with Garrett Lerner; Miguel Sapochnik is directing the pic, his first feature helming gig (Daily Variety, June 18). Stuber/Parent’s Scott Stuber and Mary Parent are producing.

Schreiber stars in “Love in a Time of Cholera” and the upcoming “Defiance.” He’ll also star in Fox’s “X-Men” spinoff “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”

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