Ralph Fiennes and Mads Mikkelsen Join ‘Snowtown’ Director Justin Kurzel’s ‘Our Kind of Traitor’

Back in January, we reported that Justin Kurzel—director of the terrifyingly real drama Snowtown—would be at the helm of Our Kind of Traitor with Ewan McGregor leading the cast. As the sophomore effort from the talented Australian director, the film’s script will be penned by Hossein Amini, scribe for Drive and Snow White and the Hunstman. It was rumored earlier in the year that Jessica Chastain, as well as some other Hollywood heavyweights would be joining the cast but until today nothing was a sure bet. But as of now it appears Ralph Fiennes and Mads Mikkelsen are in final talks to join the picture. Can we get an amen? Those two together. With McGregor. Come on. 

Our Kind of Traitor tells the story of "an English couple who get mixed up with a Russian businessman who turns out to be an oligarch, and one of the world’s biggest money launderers. They get caught up in his plans to defect and are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service, neither of whom they can trust.” McGregor will be playing one half of the English couple with Mikkelson as the money-laundering Russian, and Fiennes as a UK government advisor. 

The film is set to begin shooting this summer in Moscow, Marrakech, Paris, London, Switzerland, for a $35 million fee. Let’s hope for a swift shoot and speedy 2014 release. 

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