The castings were announced on Tuesday, two days after the studio made a presentation to buyers at the American Film Market in Santa Monica.
Directed by Peter Berg, “Mile 22” follows an elite American intelligence officer who, when aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country. The movie will be the first in a franchise that STXfilms is developing around the “Mile 22” property across platforms.
Berg will direct from a script by Graham Roland and Lea Carpenter. Berg is also producing through his Film 44 production company along with Wahlberg for Closest to the Hole and Stephen Levinson for Leverage. John Logan Pierson will executive produce the pic, which will begin filming at the end of November. STXfilms’ Drew Simon and Kate Vorhoff will oversee the production.
Cohan is best known for portraying Maggie Greene on AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” Her other credits include “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “The Boy,” and the CW series “The Vampire Diaries.”
Uwais starred in “The Raid” films and will appear in the upcoming action thriller “Triple Threat,” alongside Tony Jaa.
Rousey is the former UFC bantamweight champion, and appeared in “Furious 7,” “The Expendables,” and the “Entourage” movie.
Berg and Wahlberg announced “Mile 22” in March at CinemaCon and said they wanted to do a trilogy. Wahlberg and Berg have collaborated on “Lone Survivor,” “Deepwater Horizon” and “Patriots Day.” Berg directed and produced all three while Wahlberg was a producer on all three.
Cohan is repped by CAA, John Carrabino Management, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller. Uwais is repped by The Gersh Agency, 360 Management, Ricky Siahaan, and Karl Austen at Jackoway, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Austen, Mandelbaum, Morris & Klein. Rousey is repped by WME.