'Dexter' star joins indie thriller starring Cage

Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”) rounds out the cast of indie thriller “Hungry Rabbit Jumps” alongside Nicolas Cage, Guy Pearce and January Jones.

She’ll play the best friend of Jones’ musician character. Cage plays a teacher who joins an underground vigilante organization after his wife (Jones) is the victim of a brutal crime. Roger Donaldson (“The Bank Job”) is directing the $30 million-budget film, which is in production, from Robert Tannen’s script.

Tobey Maguire is producing with Endgame Entertainment’s James Stern and Ram Bergman; Doug Hansen and Maguire Entertainment’s Jenno Topping exec produce. Carpenter stars in “The Factory” opposite John Cusack for Warner Bros.

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