Orlando Bloom, the famous actor from the Pirates of the Caribbean and Carnival Row, has been linked to a lead role in the psychological thriller The Cut.
The film, set to debut at the EFM in Berlin, will follow Bloom’s character, a retired boxer, who decides to come out of retirement and compete for his championship title.
However, he is compelled to undergo an unsanctioned weight-cut program with a coach who has no boundaries, leading him to alienate himself from reality and those closest to him.
Bloom previously worked on his Kung Fu for the 2017 movie Smart Chase: Fire & Earth.
The shoot for The Cut is expected to begin in the summer of 2023 in Nevada. The movie will be directed by Sean Ellis, the filmmaker behind the thrilling Anthropoid and the BAFTA-nominated crime-drama Metro Manila. Justin Bull, the writer behind Little Rituals, will pen the screenplay adapted from Mark Lane’s story.
James Harris and Mark Lane, the producers of Tea Shop Productions, and Orlando Bloom and Adam Karasick of Amazing Owl will be producing the film. WME Independent and The Exchange will co-represent domestic sales, and early interest has already been noted from potential buyers.
Considering WME’s involvement it’s not unlikely UFC stars will end up playing supporting roles in this one.
Nat McCormick from The Exchange stated, “We are thrilled to be representing this project. Sean’s creativity and dynamic direction, combined with Orlando’s planned full-body transformation, promise to offer an incredible cinematic experience.”
Bloom recently wrapped up filming for Gran Turismo and A24’s Wizards, which will be released by Sony Pictures. Some of his previous credits include Retaliation and The Outpost, and he will be seen next in the second season of Amazon’s Carnival Row, which he is also an executive producer.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.