Scott Stewart’s directorial debut, the fantastic sounding “Legion”, has just gotten mucho crowded. The film, which stars Paul Bettany (aka Mr. Jennifer Connelly) as a fallen archangel who tries to save mankind from imminent destruction, has added a gaggle of potential saviors of mankind to its cast. Dennis Quaid (pictured, left), Tyrese Gibson, Jon Tenney, Charles S. Dutton, Lucas Black, Kate Walsh, Adrianne Palicki, Kevin Durand and Willa Holland are all signing up to save the world, or die trying. Well, they’d have to die if they failed, right?
Scripted by Stewart and Peter Schink, the thriller casts Bettany as the archangel Michael, the only one standing between mankind and an apocalypse, after God loses faith in humanity. Man’s lone hope rests with a group of strangers who must deliver a baby they realize is Christ in his second coming.
This is the kind of movie right up my alley. Anything that posits the end of the world, that throws in angels and the Devil, and I’m there with bells on. Plus, I’d love to see this work out for Bettany, a vastly underrated fantastic actor who needs just this kind of movie to break through into superstar status. Or at least, more leading man roles.
And oh yeah, Adrianne Palicki (pictured, below). Friday Night hotness.