Written by Henry Dunham. Dunham will also direct with Dallas Sonnier producing for Cinestate and XYZ Films is exec producing.
Described as an intense character study mixed with suspense and violence, it’s also said to be in the vein of HEAT, THE USUAL SUSPECTS, and GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS. The story picks up after a shooting at a police funeral by a suspected militia member. A recluse ex-cop and fellow militiaman must then interrogate the suspected gunman in his own militia before copycat attacks start a nationwide war. As reported by Deadline.
Said to be starring in the film will be Jack Huston (BEN HUR, BOARDWALK EMPIRE) Jeffrey Dean Morgan (THE WALKING DEAD, WATCHMEN) and Ralph Ineson (THE WITCH)
Dunham is quoted saying “I wrote MILITIA years ago, before current events in society echoed the scenario dramatized. This story is about a man struggling to know whether he’s strong enough to be alone, or if he needs to be a part of something, even if it’s what’s hurting him. At its heart, MILITIA is a story about connection and I am honored that Jack Huston and Jeffrey Dean Morgan have signed on for this journey.”
Thanks to Deadline, we also learned Cinestate is currently in post-production on the S. Craig Zahler film BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 (Vince Vaughn and Don Johnson), which XYZ executive produced, as well as the Coatwolf production of CHUCK HANK AND THE SAN DIEGO TWINS. The company’s Will Evans will also exec produce MILITIA.
With all the right masters of their crafts involved in this, it will certainly be one to watch. And we will watching it’s progress too!