iPOP Alumni Garrett Hedlund has been cast alongside Robert Duvall in the upcoming film adaption of the 2014 novel ‘The Ploughmen’. The news was first reported by Deadline in March and comes as the feature begins pre-production.
In the film, Garrett will play the role of Valentine Millimaki, a low man in the Copper County sheriff’s department. The Ploughman tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a haunted young deputy sheriff (Hedlund) and a notorious murderer that turns their worlds upside down. Scheduled on the night shift, Val ends up in close proximity to the killer. As Deadline states, “the men sit across from each other in the dark, talking through the bars of a county jail cell. John Gload is a killer so adept at his job that only now has he been apprehended. The young sheriff finds much in common with his prisoner, and dangerously seeks counsel from him.” Robert Duvall will play the role of the killer, John Gload. Newcomer Lily Harris and Amy Madigan will also star in the film.
This will be the third film that the actor turned director Ed Harris will be at the helm of. Harris also wrote the screenplay for the film, adapted from Kim Zupan’s debut novel. The feature will begin filming in early May on location in the Missouri Breaks area of Montana, and in New Mexico.
Garrett Hedlund represented by WME, Brillstein, and David Weber
Garrett Hedlund began his path to success after attending iPOP’s twice-annual talent competition based in Los Angeles, CA. Garrett’s recent major projects include Lee Daniels’ “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” and season two of ‘Modern Love’. In addition, Garrett has also starred in films like Netflix’s Academy Award-nominated “Mudbound”. Likewise, his other roles include Walter Salles’ “On the Road,” Universal Pictures’ Academy Award-nominated “Unbroken” from director Angelina Jolie, and Ethan and Joel Coen’s Academy Award-nominated “Inside Llewyn Davis.”
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