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Aaron Taylor-Johnson to star in 'Fuze' heist thriller

Aaron Taylor-Johnson will star in the new film "Fuze." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Aaron Taylor-Johnson will star in the new film "Fuze." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Aaron Taylor-Johnson has joined the cast of the new film Fuze.

Variety reported Thursday that Taylor-Johnson will star in the upcoming heist thriller from David Mackenzie.

The film will reunite Taylor-Johnson and Mackenzie, who previously collaborated on the 2018 historical drama Outlaw King.

Deadline confirmed Taylor-Johnson's casting.

Fuze is written by Ben Hopkins and directed by Mackenzie.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson attends the Tokyo premiere of "Bullet Train" in 2022. File Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI
Aaron Taylor-Johnson attends the Tokyo premiere of "Bullet Train" in 2022. File Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI

The film opens with an unexploded World War II bomb being discovered in a London construction site, sparking a mass evacuation -- the perfect cover for a heist.

"I had the idea of combining all the high stakes of an unexploded bomb with that of a bank robbery -- clashing these two genres to create as much pressure as possible in a context that feels as real as possible. Ben Hopkins took those ingredients and cooked up the compelling script that we are now taking into production," Mackenzie said in a statement.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson attends the Golden Globe Awards in 2017. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Aaron Taylor-Johnson attends the Golden Globe Awards in 2017. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Anton will finance the project and shop the film at the European Film Market in Berlin this month.

Mackenzie also directed Hell or High Water. Taylor-Johnson is known for the Kick-Ass movies and for playing PIetro Maximoff in Avengers: Age of Ultron.