November 11, 2011

Actor Barry Pepper, last seen in the Coen Bros’ Western True Grit and soon to join Johnny Depp in The Lone Ranger has signed onto two non-Westerns shooting in Louisiana, Allen Hughes’ Broken City and Summit Entertainment’s action-thriller Snitch.

Shooting in New Orleans, the former stars Mark Wahlberg as a Brooklyn detective hired by Russell Crowe’s politician to uncover his wife’s lover who then turns up dead. Pepper will play an in-the-closet councilman running against Crowe’s character.

Directed by Ric Roman Waugh (Felon) and filming at the same time in Shreveport, Snitch stars Dwayne Johnson as a father who becomes an informant for the DEA to get his son out of jail by finding evidence on a drug dealer with Pepper playing Johnson’s DEA agent boss.

Recently, Pepper won an Emmy for paying Bobby Kennedy in Reelz Channel’s miniseries “The Kennedys” and he’ll be joining Javier Bardem in Terrence Malick’s still untitled next film.

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