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Morgan Freeman in talks to star in ‘Red’

Actor eyes Summit thriller starring Bruce Willis

Morgan Freeman is in talks to star alongside Bruce Willis in Summit Entertainment’s espionage thriller “Red,” based on the WildStorm/DC Comic.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing with DC exec Gregory Noveck serving as exec producer. Brothers Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber are penning the script.

Summit acquired rights to “Red,” originally written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Cully Hamner, last year. The three-book series, published in 2003 and 2004, tells the story of a former black-ops CIA agent now living a quiet life in retirement until the day a high-tech assassin shows up intent on killing him.

Freeman’s toplining Nelson Mandela biopic “Invictus,” directed by Clint Eastwood for Warner Bros. with a December release date.

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