Number 43 on Yahoo Movies’ 50 Greatest Actors Alive list, Michael Douglas, will join the cast of the new thriller Unlocked. Also on board is Orlando Bloom, reports UPI.
Michael Apted will direct the film about a CIA interrogator who mistakenly provides information to terrorists and then must race the clock in order to stop an attack in London. Noomi Rapace will play the CIA officer when the film begins shooting in early November.
The agency Bloom (no relation to Orlando Bloom) is representing the film internationally and are working it at the Toronto Film Festival.
Alex Walton of Bloom said, “I am delighted to introduce this fresh, smart European thriller to buyers in Toronto. With three major studio movies in production, Noomi Rapace is becoming one of the hottest female international stars working today. When you add MichaelApted, Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom, you have a commercial package that I am confident will draw strong interest.”
Douglas continues his return to film following his battle with what turned out to be tongue cancer, despite Douglas initially calling it throat cancer. A recent Inquisitr article notes Douglas’ admission that the cancer was misdiagnosed on several occasions.
Michael Douglas and wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones’, reconciliation is still fresh too. Douglas’ ex-wife recently took a swipe at the reunited couple by highlighting how well she stays out of the spotlight. Speaking to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Diandra Douglas said, “I don’t believe in showing off. I’ve never sold photos or kept money from anything and I’ve always given everything away to charity.”
Diandra and Michael were married in 1977 and divorced in 1995. She took an estimated $45 million in the settlement, along with homes in Beverly Hills and Majorca, Spain, UPI notes.
“I’m proud to be able to say that I’ve never turned my private life into show business. Too much public exposure affects children,” she added.
Michael and Catherine were married in November 2000 and have two children. They separated in May 2013 but reconciled before the end of the year. Michael and Diandra have one son, Cameron, who was recently released from solitary confinement and back into general population at Cumberland Federal Corrections Institute after a conviction on heroin possession and conspiracy to distribute narcotics.
Cameron was sentenced to five year in 2009 after he was caught selling heroin from a hotel room in New York City, but gained an additional four and a half years in 2011 when he was caught with drugs while in prison.
Cameron Douglas is now set to be released in 2018.