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Michael Jai White to Star in ‘Hostile Takeover’ Action Thriller

Michael Jai White has nabbed the lead role in the action thriller with the working title Hostile Takeover as production gets underway at a facility in Saskatchewan launched by Los Angeles-based pop up virtual production company Volume Global.

Action stunt director Markos Rounthwaite (The Bourne Ultimatum, Casino Royale) is leading the indie where White plays Pete, a workaholic hitman in New York City. He faces a barrage of assassins out to get Pete after the head of a local crime syndicate suspects he may be disloyal after attending Workaholics Anonymous meetings.

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Aimee Stolte plays Pete’s on-again/off-again girlfriend Mora. There’s no additional word on casting.

White is known for his starring role in the 2009 film Black Dynamite and playing the Gotham City mobster Gambol in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Hostile Takeover is produced by Dovetale Media and Karma Films and Rounthwaite is also executive producing.

Hostile Takeover is in production on a virtual production stage newly-launched by Volume Global at the John Hopkins Soundstage in Regina, Saskatchewan. Volume Global, which specializes in portable pop-up soundstages and LED volumes, says it’s also near to completing a pop-up soundstage in Sudbury, Ontario scheduled to open this summer.

Volume Global, working with Dovetale Media, Karma Film and Fun Republic Pictures, also said it has a slate of feature films and TV series set to film in the Volume Global Saskatchewan and Ontario virtual production studios as Hollywood production ramps back up north of the border after the dual actors and writers strikes.

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