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On again. Off again. Well, now "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" is definitively on again.
Since Shia LaBeouf returned to his starring role in the film (after briefly being replaced by Zac Efron), it seems two more leads have been filled. Evan Rachel Wood and Danish star Mads Mikkelsen ("Casino Royale") have signed on for the thriller.
Penned by Matt Drake, the scribe behind the upcoming "Project X," the story follows Charlie, who, after the death of his mother, heads to Europe to find himself. (Sounds reasonable to us.) On the plane, however, he meets Hungarian beauty Gabi Banyai (Wood) — and her father dies on the flight. Charlie does what any reasonable, grieving man would do. He promptly falls in love with Gabi.
The trouble is that her violent ex-husband (Mikkelsen) vows to keep them apart, forcing Charlie to suffer a slew of serious beatdowns fight for the girl he loves.
According to Indie Wire, the flick is set to start shooting in May, with commercials director Frederick Bond (making his feature film debut) behind the lens. Hopefully all the players will stay locked in from here on out so we can all learn exactly why Charlie Countryman really had to die.