AFM: Wesley Snipes Joins Crime-Drama ‘Five Minutes to Live’

AFM: Wesley Snipes Joins Crime-Drama 'Five
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Wesley Snipes will star in a remake of crime-drama “Five Minutes to Live” with Chuck Russell directing.

Hannibal Pictures will begin selling international rights next week at the American Film Market.

The 1961 movie starred Johnny Cash and Vic Tayback as two thieves who conspire to rob a bank and hold the bank manager’s wife hostage.

Russell wrote the script with Raul Sanchez-Inglis. Producers are Joseph Nasser, Michael Mendelsohn and Richard Rionda Del Castro of Hannibal.

Snipes served a three-year prison sentence starting in 2010 in Pennsylvania for misdemeanor failure to file U.S. federal income tax returns. He appeared in “The Expendables 3” as Doc in August.

The news was first reported by The Tracking Board.

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  1. helen saboo says:

    Wesley Snipes is a magnet to the movie screen, the studios should start scooping him up before it’s too late.The Expendables should have given him a very large part and then maybe the movie would be a hit. Good Luck Wesley

  2. Xmasevebaby@hotmail.com says:

    Marvel Studios needs to get this man involved in the Black Panther movie in some capacity.

  3. stevenmillan says:

    Nice to know that Wesney Snipes is back at work on a new film(as is director Chuck Russell [THE BLOB,ERASER]),even if it’s a remake of Johnny Cash’s early 60s film but I’d rather see both Snipes and Russell back with new film projects(to be working on) than none at all.

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