Actor joins Cage, Jones, Pearce in thriller

Harold Perrineau has joined Nicolas Cage, January Jones and Guy Pearce in Endgame Entertainment’s dramatic thriller “Hungry Rabbit Jumps.”

Story’s centered on a high school chemistry teacher, played by Cage, whose wife is the victim of a brutal crime which leads him to align himself with an underground vigilante organization. Perrineau will play Cage’s friend and boss, an ex-cop turned high school principal whose loyalties are tested.

Roger Donaldson (“The Bank Job”) is directing from Robert Tannen’s script, Tobey Maguire is producing the $30 million-budgeted film alongside Endgame’s James Stern and Ram Bergman; Maguire Entertainment’s Jenno Topping exec produces.

Perrineau recently wrapped Sony’s “30 Days of Night: Dark Days” and recently starred in “Felon” opposite Val Kilmer and Stephen Dorff. Credits include the features “28 Weeks Later,” the second and third “Matrix” pics and the lead role in “Oz.”

He’s repped by APA.

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