Luke Bracey Joins Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

Australian actor Luke Bracey has joined the cast of Mel Gibson’s World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge,” starring Andrew Garfield.

Hacksaw Ridge” also stars Sam Worthington and Vince Vaughn. The movie is based on the life of Desmond T. Doss, a medic and the first conscientious objector — someone who claims the right to refuse military service — to win the Congressional Medal of Honor after saving dozens of soldiers during the Battle of Okinawa.

Bracey will portray Smitty, the main antagonist and one of the leaders of Doss’ platoon. The film will shoot in Australia beginning in September.

Gibson is directing from a script by Robert Schenkkan and “We Were Soldiers” screenwriter Randall Wallace.

Cross Creek is the principal financier. The film is produced by Bill Mechanic’s Pandemonium Films and David Permut’s Permut Productions. Brian Oliver will produce, Terry Benedict and Steve Longi are co-producers, and Gregory Crosby is an associate producer.

IM Global is handling international rights for the film, which will be distributed by Lionsgate in the U.S.

Bracey starred in “The Best of Me” and will be seen next in the reboot of “Point Break” in the Johnny Utah role.

He is repped by CAA, ROAR, Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal and Mark Morrissey in Australia. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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