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Holt McCallany Joins Prison Thriller ‘Shot Caller’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“The Gangster Squad” actor Holt McCallany has joined Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lake Bell in the prison thriller “Shot Caller.”

Jon Bernthal and Benjamin Bratt are also on board with Ric Roman Waugh directing.

Sierra/Affinity sold “Shot Caller” at Cannes to Constantin for German-speaking Europe, Entertainment One for the U.K., Notorious Pictures for Italy, Sun Distribution for Latin America and VVS for Canada. Relativity came on board last month for U.S. rights.

Coster-Waldau will play the lead in the film, which follows a gangster recently released from prison and forced to orchestrate a major crime on the streets of Southern California. Waugh, who broke into the business as a stuntman, went undercover as a volunteer parole agent in California to research prison gangs for his script.

Bold Films’ Michel Litvak and Matthew Rhodes will produce with Waugh and Participant Media’s Jonathan King, who developed the project. Bold’s Gary Michael Walters will exec produce with Participant topper Jeff Skoll.

McCallany was most recently seen opposite Liam Neeson in “Run All Night” as well as “Blackhat” alongside Chris Hemsworth. He can be seen next in Paramount’s “Monster Trucks.”

He is repped by APA and Atlas Artists.

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