Armie Hammer to kill monsters with Alicia Vikander in Freakshift
According to Deadline, actor Armie Hammer (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Nocturnal Animals) will play the love interest of Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, Jason Bourne, Ex Machina) in Freakshift, the new monster movie from filmmaker Ben Wheatley (High-Rise). Hammer worked with Wheatley on the action movie Free Fire, which will open on April 21.
First announced in 2012, Freakshift is set in a world where monsters rise from the ground and terrorize citizens when night falls. The Freakshift is a band of government-organized misfits and lawbreakers who hunt and kill the creatures for civic duty, sport and money. The film is currently eyeing an August start date after Vikander completes her work as Lara Croft on the Tomb Raider reboot.
Wheatley penned the script with Amy Jump. Andrew Starke will produce Freakshift via he and Wheatley’s Rook Films, with Riverstone Pictures and Film4 financing.
Hammer will next be heard in Cars 3, and will be seen opposite Dev Patel and Jason Isaacs in the drama Hotel Mumbai.