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Glen Powell To Star In Edgar Wright’s ‘Running Man’ Reboot

Of of Hollywood’s busiest rising stars just added another big role to his future dance card as Glen Powell is set to star in Paramount’s The Running Man reboot for Paramount pictures. Wright will direct and will also produce along with his producing partner Nira Park and Simon Kinberg.

Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King that the author first published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, the film was made famous by the 1987 pic starring ArnoldSchwarzenegger . King’s futuristic novel is a chase thriller set in a dystopian America in the year 2025. The story centers on Ben Richards, a desperate man who participates in violent reality show “The Running Man” in order to win enough money to revive his gravely ill daughter. The show follows Richards being chaseded by numerous hunters, sent to kill him.

Powell most recently starred alongside Sydney Sweeney in Sony’s romantic comedy and international box office hit Anyone But You. The film is an international sensation grossing over $200 million worldwide. Powell will next be seen in the upcoming action-comedy Hitman with Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater, in which he also co-wrote, and co-produced. The film, which is already garnering critical acclaim, will premiere in theaters on May 24, 2024 and will then be released on Netflix on June 7, 2024.

Powell will also soon be seen in Universal’s highly anticipated action film Twisters directed by Lee Isaac Chung, a new chapter to the 1996 box office hit Twister, where he stars alongside Daisy Edgar-Jones, and is set to release on July 19, 2024.

He is repped by CAA.

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