Dominic Cooper Replaces Henry Cavill in Action-Thriller ‘Stratton’

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Dominic Cooper will star in the European action-thriller “Stratton,” six weeks after Henry Cavill abruptly exited the project.

Simon West is directing the movie, which is based on the first of a series of eight novels by Duncan Falconer. It follows a Special Boat Service operative who’s tracking down an international terrorist cell through Central Asia, mainland Europe and London.

Cavill pulled out of “Stratton” on May 26, five days before shooting was to begin, due to “creative differences” on the script.

Cooper’s credits include “Mamma Mia!,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and “Dracula Untold.”

Gemma Chan, Austin Stowell (“Whiplash”), Tyler Hoechlin and Tom Felton also star in the film, which starts shooting next week in Italy before moving to Rome and London. Thomas Kretschmann, Derek Jacobi, Connie Nielsen and Jake Fairbrother have been cast in supporting roles.

“Dominic Cooper’s talent, versatility and his originality as an actor provide the perfect fit for what will be an entirely fresh and memorable action hero,” West said.

GFM Films’ Guy Collins said, “It has been exceptionally hectic over the last five to six weeks” to restructure the film.

Collins noted that several key distributors have stood by the film since Cavill left, adding that Square One acquired German-speaking territories last week.

“Stratton” is a GFM Films production through Stratton Film Productions, financially supported by Swiss Corporation Halston, U.K.-based White & Company Chartered Accountants and Ober Private Clients Limited. Producers are Ileen Maisel, Lawrence Elman and Matthew Jenkins.

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  1. Maria says:

    Dominic is a good actor but I can’t imagine him as Stratton. Sorry not excited for this movie anymore. Henry Cavill was a great choice. Sad he no longer the main character on it.

  2. Graeme Sewell. says:

    Henry put a lot of work into this role to make sure he did it properly. He spent time on weapons handling an also started other prep work to ensure he got it right. Falconer was even pleased to have Henry on board. Don’t know who this guy is and, not really interested. Without Cavill, won’t waste my time going to see it.

  3. aferdita gashi says:

    I’m sorry but the movie will be nothing With out Henry cavill in it. He’s nothing like him.the movie is going to be very uninteresting.

  4. Lake RM says:

    Lame. It will never be as good as if Cavill were in it. I’m very disappointed. I still had my hopes up for Henry to do it. Feel bad for Duncan this project will bomb. And as for all the negative press on Henry as per certain producers, Get a clue and have some respect! You made the wrong call own up to it. Thumbs down for Stratton👎

  5. Marc RG says:

    Really looking forward to seeing Cooper in Stratton. Im equally looking forward to seeing Vampire Untold which will be debuting tomorrow on NOW TV.

  6. Shari Conyer says:

    There is no replacing Henry Cavill as Stratton . So sorry for Henry and Duncan

  7. PETER says:

    Maybe Dominic Cooper is a better actor and better choice. Henry Cavill is a great looking guy, but maybe Henry’s looks actually restrict him.

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