Mark Strong has joined the cast of ‘Silent Hour’.
The 59-year-old star will co-star with Joel Kinnaman in Brad Anderson’s action thriller.
The crime drama is set in Boston and features the Kinnaman star as a police detective who is deaf in a workplace accident.
Sixteen months later, as a police station interpreter, he and his partner (Strong) battle a team of corrupt cops trying to eliminate witnesses to a deaf murder in an apartment building.
The script was written by Dan Hall and production is set to begin in early 2023.
Stuart Ford’s ACG Studios will finance and produce the film with Eric Puckett’s Meridan Pictures.
Strong previously revealed that he missed the chance to play a James Bond villain after spending a night of drinking with future 007 Daniel Craig, his co-star in the TV series Friends of the North.
“And I was pretty cocky about it because when I started auditioning, you didn’t learn your lines, you just read them with the director.
“But I went drinking with Danny the night before. This was long before he was Bond. Unfortunately, I drank a little too much.”
Mark starred alongside George Clooney in the 2005 film “Syriana,” where he hurt his back in a scene, explaining that he was afraid to lash out at the Hollywood star.
“It comes with a lot of responsibility and he really pushed his back when he chose to fall for the shot while still strapped to his chair.
“I thought I was responsible, and I met him years later, but he exonerated me.”