Karen Gillan & Lena Headey’s ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’ Adds Paul Giamatti to Cast

May 6, 2019

The high-concept action-thriller ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’ adds Paul Giamatti to the cast. He will likely play Nathan, who dresses all in black and has a scarred face.

Giamatti stars in the Showtime series ‘Billions,’ which is currently airing its fourth season. Other recent credits include Brad Peyton’s ‘San Andreas,’ F. Gary Gray’s ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ and Reed Morano’s ‘I Think We’re Alone Now.’ Next up is Jaume Collet-Serra’s ‘Jungle Cruise,’ releasing July 24, 2020.

Meanwhile, ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’ is lead by Lena Headey (‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Fighting with My Family’) and Karen Gillan (‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’). Angela Bassett (‘Black Panther,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’) also recently came aboard the cast.

The film will have a rich mythology that revolves around a multi-generational ensemble cast.

Below are some breakdowns for other roles in the film:

  • Emily: (Lead Female, age 7)
    • Kidnapped by the Korean Mob because of a briefcase her father has stolen. Eva rescues her and the pair go on the run.
  • Madeleine: (Supporting Female, age 50-59)
    • A conservatively dressed woman in her 50’s that is an arms dealer posing as a librarian. Persuades two of her “librarians” Anna May and Florance to help Eva/Emily.

Moreover, the premise is below:

“Eva, a young woman (Gillan) and her estranged mother Scarlet (Headey), who are both assassins, must join forces on the run to take down a male-dominated crime syndicate they used to work for.”

Giamatti’s Nathan is Eva’s boss at “The Firm” and is now after Eva after she kills a bunch of Korean mobsters to rescue a young hostage named Emily, and fails to complete another mission.

Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado (‘Big Bad Wolves’) will direct, while the duo wrote the screenplay with Ehud Lavski.

Further, filming will begin June 3rd and wrap August 8th, in Berlin, Germany.

There is currently no release date yet.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter