Kiefer Sutherland sent Clint Eastwood a letter to get a role in new movie

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Kiefer Sutherland has revealed he sent a note to Clint Eastwood in order to secure a role in Juror No. 2.

The thriller follows a juror (Nicholas Hoult) on a murder trial in a moral quandary, with the cast also including Toni Collette, Zoey Deutch, Gabriel Basso, Chris Messina, Leslie Bibb and JK Simmons in addition to Sutherland.

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Though Sutherland may have made his name with his role as Jack Bauer on 24, the star revealed that he wrote a note to the legendary director to secure a part, recalling his experience during an interview on The One Show.

“I’ve always admired his [Eastwood’s] filmmaking - I really wanted to do a Western with him at one time because I love that genre of films,” began Sutherland. “I had read in one of the trade magazines that he was directing his last film - he’s 93 years old - and I thought: ‘this is my last chance.’

“So I wrote him a letter telling him how much I admired his work, which specific films [I loved] and why. Going all this way back, [I mentioned] his first film Play Misty for Me and he was kind enough to give me a job. So kids, learn how to handwrite.”

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Sutherland will reportedly play the sponsor to Hoult’s character at Alcoholics Anonymous, with Collette playing the prosecutor; Deutch assumes the role of the juror’s wife, with Basso playing the man on trial (via The Hollywood Reporter).

“Juror No. 2 follows family man Justin Kemp (Hoult) who, while serving as a juror in a high-profile murder trial, finds himself struggling with a serious moral dilemma … one he could use to sway the jury verdict and potentially convict - or free - the wrong killer,” reads the logline for the film.

Juror No.2 currently has no release date.

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