Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx’s legal action thriller “Law Abiding Citizen” has added for more names to the usual suspects — Michael Gambon, Leslie Bibb, Colm Meaney and Theresa Randle. Western fans will recognize Gambon as the greedy rancher who shot it out with Kevin Costner and Boss Spearman in “Open Range”, while Leslie Bibb was recently seen in “Iron Man” and the horror flick “Midnight Meat Train”; Colm Meaney (left) has been in every movie ever made, including not one but two Star Trek series, while Theresa Randle was last spotted hanging out with those “Bad Boys”.
Plot-wise from THR:
“Citizen” is set in motion when a district attorney orchestrates a plea bargain that sets free the killers of another man’s family. The aggrieved victim then seeks personal justice from the D.A.
Writers Kurt Wimmer (“The Recruit”), David Ayer (“Harsh Times”) and Frank Darabont (“The Mist”), who was once in line to direct “Citizen,” have worked on the script.
Apparently that script by would-be directors Wimmer, Ayer, and Darabont wasn’t quite up to snuff, because the studio has brought in Sheldon Turner (“The Longest Yard”) to take a crack at it. So does this mean Foxx and Butler’s characters will play a brutal game of football to settle their differences at the end? One can only hope.