Bettany looks to take ‘Wrong’ turn

Thesp looks to join Ford in Pellington-helmed project

Paul Bettany is in final negotiations to star opposite Harrison Ford in “The Wrong Element” for Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures.

Pic will be directed by Mark Pellington from Joe Forte’s script.

Jon Shestack and Beacon Communications chairman Armyan Bernstein produce, with VRP’s Bruce Berman exec producing.

Ford stars as a security chief for a global bank whose family is kidnapped. To save them, he needs to infiltrate his own foolproof security system and steal $37 million without being nabbed.

Bettany will play one of the villains chasing Ford’s character. Warners has an early fall start date planned for the pic.

Bettany most recently starred in “The Reckoning” for Paramount Classic with Willem Dafoe. He will next be seen in Universal/Working Title’s “Wimbledon” opposite Kirsten Dunst.

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