Shh — be very, very quiet. Guy Pearce is hunting wabbits. Or jumping for them, at least.
Pearce, the actor behind such hits as "The Proposition" — not to be confused with the Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds rom-com "The Proposal" — and "The Time Machine" — which is, sadly, the atrocity you're thinking of — has joined the cast of "The Hungry Rabbit Jumps," the thriller starring Nicolas Cage and January Jones of "Mad Men" fame. Roger Donaldson is the director.
Variety reports on the casting news but neglects to mention the specific role that Pearce has in the film. Given the premise of the movie and Pearce's talents, however, it's likely — not definite, but more than possible — that he'll play one of the movie's multiple antagonists.
In October, MTV News spoke with James D. Stern, one of the film's producers. He described "The Hungry Rabbit Jumps" as a vigilante-centric thriller.
"It's a thriller about a guy who has something quite untoward happen to his wife," Stern said of the premise. "He's approached by a vigilante group and they can take care of it, because it doesn't look like the police will be able to. In exchange, he'll have to owe them a favor. He mistakenly takes them up on it and finds himself in a bind that's hard to get out of."
My guess is that Pearce is either the guy that does something untoward to the occasional Betty Draper, or perhaps he's one of the members of the vigilante group. Either way, Pearce is fantastic and tends to do well with gritty material just like this — see "Memento" and "L.A. Confidential" for further proof — so I'm looking forward to his performance opposite Cage and Jones, no matter the role.
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