Don Johnson (repped by CAA and Edelstein, Laird & Sobel) and Deborah Kara Unger (repped by Elevate Management) will join Vengeance: A Love Story, the tough vigilante thriller which will star Nicolas Cage, Talitha Bateman and Anna Hutchison.
Adapted from Joyce Carol Oates’ award-winning novel, the movie is about three generations of women looking for justice. The mother (Hutchison) of a twelve-year-old girl was raped by 4 meth heads. After that brutal act of violence, the little girl (Bateman) flagged down a police detective (Cage). The grandmother (Unger) nursed her daughter back to health and became a fierce advocate in finding justice for her daughter. But despite the testimony given by the girl and evidence that could convict the rapists, they had one of the country’s top criminal defense lawyers (Johnson) hired by their parents. Eventually, the Niagara Falls detective decides to deal with the problem himself so he can protect the lives of the women.
The film’s script was written by House of Cards co-executive producer John Mankiewicz. He based it on the award-winning novel, Rape: A Love Story by Joyce Carol Oates. Film shooting already started in Atlanta for Michael Mendelshon’s Patriot Pictures, Union Patriot Capital Management and Cage’s Saturn Films. It’s directed by Director Johnny Martin and Hannibal Classics is handling the pic internationally.