Max Martini
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Joins James Badge Dale

After defeating Kijus and Somali Pirates, “Pacific Rim” and “Captain Phillips” actor Max Martini is again gearing up for battle.

Martini is in talks to co-star with James Badge Dale in Legendary’s “Spectral.”

Nic Mathieu will direct with Universal distributing the project.

Described as a supernatural “Black Hawk Down,” “Spectral” was recently rewritten by scribe John Gatins and George Nolfi. Ian Fried wrote the original script.

Jillian Share and Sophie Sikora are overseeing the movie for Legendary, which Universal will distribute.

Martini recently wrapped production on Universal’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” as Christian Grey’s bodyguard. He is repped by ICM Partners.

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