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Black Widow actress Olga Kurylenko will co-headline action thriller The Paradox effect next to Harvey Keitel.
News of her latest big screen venture came in through deadlinewith cameras set to roll in Italy next month.
Directed by Scott Weintrob (Apple TV+ docuseries Home) by Samuel Bartlett, Andrea Iervolino and scripted by Ferdinando Dell’Omo, Kurylenko’s heroine finds herself confronted by a ruthless kingpin (Keitel) who is holding her daughter for ransom.
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She must team up with a corrupt Interpol agent, whose son is also being held hostage, to swindle some criminals in order to push up the ransom. Together they have only an hour to save their families from the wrath of Keitel’s villain.
Iervolino herself shared in a brief statement: “It’s exciting in itself to bring Harvey and Olga together and pit them against each other in this intense thriller that doesn’t pack any punches”.
“Like ILBE [Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment’s] the new head of production, I’m excited that this is our first film of our eight-film 2023 film,” added producer Richard Salvatore. “Working with a legend like Harvey for the third time is amazing.”
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Just as thrilled to be involved in this project, Red Sea Media’s Roman Kopelevich commented: “We are so excited to be working with Scott and the talented Olga and of course Harvey and the team at Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment, including Rich Salvatore. will be a thrilling action ride that will appeal to audiences around the world.”
During his illustrious 55-year career, Keitel has appeared in countless gems such as Cab driver, The piano, Reservoir dogs, Pulp Fiction, From sunset to sunrise and The big hotel in Budapest.