Richard cast in My Zoe

According to Deadline.com, Richard has been cast in Julie Delpy’s film My Zoe, which will begin filming this Spring in the UK. Richard will star as Delpy’s ex-husband, James. “Their toxic marriage may be over but they are still in contact with each other as they co-parent their daughter Zoe. But when tragedy strikes this fractured family, Isabelle takes matters into her own hands.” The film also stars Daniel Bruhl and Gemma Arterton. More information on the film in a December, 2016 article in Variety.

Richard joins the cast of Ocean’s Eight

Deadline.com has just announced that Richard has joined the cast of the film, Ocean’s Eight.

EXCLUSIVE: British actor Richard Armitage, who’s had roles in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit franchise and Alice Through The Looking Glass, has joined the cast of Ocean’s Eight.

Details of his character are being kept under wraps but he’s in good company in the female-driven caper with stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter and James Corden.

Gary Ross directs the spinoff for Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Pictures, and it’s produced by Ocean’s Eleven director Steven Soderbergh. Ross wrote the script with Olivia Milch. Susan Ekins is exec producer and Warner Bros production SVP Jesse Ehrman is overseeing the film. Village Roadshow Pictures is co-producing and co-financing the movie as they did with the previous three titles.

Armitage is currently the lead in Olen Steinhauer’s Berlin Station, Epix’s contemporary spy series from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, which goes into its second season this year. He is also known for his portrayal of the heroic Thorin Oakenshield in Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy.

Armitage also recently wrapped a triumphant run in his New York theater debut of biting comedy Love, Love, Love, at the Roundabout, opposite Amy Ryan and directed by Mike Bartlet. His previous theater work includes starring in Yael Farber’s 2015 production of The Crucible at the Old Vic in London.

He is repped by WME and Sloane Offer as well as United Agents in the UK.

New role: Miles

Richard tweeted today that he will be joining the film Miles:

The film is based on a short film, which can be seen on vimeo:

According to the description:

MILES is a proof-of-concept short film about blurring the boundaries of humanity and technology, set in the teenage off-roading world of California. To create the short, the filmmakers embedded themselves in authentic dirt bike culture, shooting actual teenage motocross athletes in a documentary style alongside emerging young actors.

MILES is the story of a teenage dirt bike rider who stumbles upon M.A.X., an escaped prototype of the most advanced military creation in history. Miles explores M.A.X.’s abilities and the creature quickly develops into something fiercely loyal, intelligent and nearly unstoppable.

Soon, he discovers that M.A.X. was developed in absolute secrecy as a remotely controllable beast, engineered to replace American soldiers on the front lines, and kill autonomously. As M.A.X. becomes less conspicuous and as their bond grows stronger, Miles is forced to make decisions that will affect not only his life but also the lives of those closest to him.

With the proof-of-concept-short completed, the filmmakers are currently exploring financing options for a feature length version of the project.

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