Slater, Coates to star in crime-thriller

Christian Slater, Devon Bostick (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”) and Kim Coates (“Sons of Anarchy”) have rounded out the cast of “Sacrifice,” an indie crime-thriller starring Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Shooting began this week in Ottawa. The film follows a tough undercover cop who inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in the cop’s care.

Slater’s cameo role is an unconventional priest with a military history in Afghanistan.

The film is written and being directed by Damian Lee (“Four Kings”), and produced by Michael Baker and Robert Menzies. Jeff Sackman is exec producing.

International rights are being handled by Nicolas Chartier of Voltage Pictures.

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