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Guy Pearce And Maggie Grace Lock On To 'Lock Out'

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Aug 05, 2010 | 9:52am EDT

ALTMaggie Grace liked filming Taken so much that she’s decided to be in it again. Only this time, it’s in space. Grace is joining Guy Pearce in Lock Out, a new 3D thriller from Taken writer Luc Besson. Pearce will play a man wrongly convicted of treason, who is offered a shot at freedom if he can rescue the President’s daughter (Grace) from a space prison full of violent inmates. Don’t ask me how the President’s daughter ended up in space jail, or why they even built a space jail, they haven’t gotten around to explaining that part yet. Peter Stormare (Prison Break) and Tom Hollander (Pirates Of The Caribbean 2 and 3) have also been cast in unspecified roles, but, based on their resumes, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that they’re playing villains.

Stephen St. Leger and James Mather, who previously collaborated on Prey Alone, will co-direct Lock Out, which they wrote along with Besson. Besson will also produce the film for EuropaCorp with co-founder Pierre-Ange Le Pogam. The budget for the film is set around $30 million, despite the story’s sci-fi nature and 3D effects. Production will begin next month in Belgrade.

Source: The Wrap

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