People who like the FX show Sons Of Anarchy will be excited to hear that Tommy Flanagan is teaming up with Russell Crowe, Karen Gillan and Martin Csokas for a new crime movie called Sleeping Dogs from Nickel City Pictures. That’s what Deadline reported recently.
A movie is being made in Australia right now by Adam Cooper, who is famous for creating the Assassin’s Creed series. It is based on a book with the title “The Book of Mirrors” which was published in 2017. The movie follows an old detective named Roy Freeman who is receiving experimental treatment against Alzheimer’s. An inmate whom Freeman had sent to death row previously says that he is innocent of killing a college professor and so Freeman has to use his memories to find out the truth. To solve this mystery, he joins forces with his previous partner and discovers a mysterious lady (Gillan).
Bradley Cooper makes his first attempt at directing with a screenplay that he wrote together with Bill Collage. They have already worked on various movies such as Assassin’s Creed, Exodus: Gods And Kings, New York Minute and Accepted. Harry Greenwood and Thomas M. Wright have also joined the production team, while Nickel City Pictures’ Mark Fasano is helping them out by producing the film alongside Cooper and Collage. Other individuals joining them in producing this movie are Matthew Goldberg, Cliff Roberts, Arianne Fraser, Delphine Perrier and Nick Corbett.
Russell Crowe has been chosen as the star of Adam Cooper’s first movie ever, called “Sleeping Dogs.”
Flanagan is mostly known for playing ‘Chibs’ Telford in the drama show called “Sons Of Anarchy”. It was aired on FX from 2008 to 2014, and later he appeared in its spin-off “Mayans M.C.”. He also stars opposite Joseph Sikora in “Power Book IV: Force” which has been renewed for a second season. He has acted in many other shows such as “Westworld”, “Peaky Blinders”, “Gotham”, and “Wu Warriors”.
Recently, Flanagan has acted in different films such as Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, Boon with Neal McDonough and The Ballad of Lefty Brown with Bill Pullman, Jim Caviezel and Peter Fonda. He also starred in Papillon remake alongside his past Sons of Anarchy buddy Charlie Hunnam and also appeared with Gary Oldman and Jessica Alba in Killers Anonymous. Before this, he worked together with Russell Crowe in Gladiator where he played Cicero’s role.
Pay attention to FilmSweep for the latest on Sleeping Dogs. Meanwhile, take a look at the basic explanation below.
Russell Crowe plays Roy Freeman, who has an illness called Alzheimer’s. There is a criminal that he arrested 10 years before, who is now claiming that they are innocent. Roy wants to prove this so he asks his former partner for help. Along the way, they uncover lots of secrets which leads to some shocking discoveries by Roy!