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Kang lands role in new Stallone thriller

Pic based on 'Bullet to the Head' novel

Sung Kang’s feature career is hitting a new gear, as the “Fast Five” star has landed a key supporting role alongside Sylvester Stallone in Walter Hill’s upcoming action thriller.

Untitled pic is a Warner Bros. presentation, in association with Dark Castle Entertainment, IM Global and After Dark Films.

Story follows a New Orleans hitman (Stallone) and a Gotham cop who team up to take down the killers of their respective partners. Project is based on the graphic novel “Bullet to the Head,” written by Matz and illustrated by Colin Wilson.

Warner Bros. will distribute in the U.S. under its ongoing arrangement with Dark Castle, whose chairman, Joel Silver, will produce alongside Miles Millar, Alfred Gough, Alexandra Milchan, Kevin King-Templeton and Dark Castle’s Andrew Rona. IM Global CEO Stuart Ford and After Dark’s Courtney Solomon will exec produce with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Deepak Nayar, Allan Zeman and Steve Richards.

Sylvester Stallone is an iconic action star the world over and I’m thrilled to be working with him again,” said Silver, who previously produced the Stallone films “Demolition Man” and “Assassins,” as well as Hill’s “48 Hours” and “The Warriors.”

Production is scheduled to start later this month in Louisiana.

Outside of the “Fast and Furious” franchise, Kang has appeared in the Silver-produced “Ninja Assassin” and 20th Century Fox’s “Live Free or Die Hard,” as well as the indie “The Motel.”

Kang is repped by Management 360.

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