The Walking with the Enemy team have now officially announced the new members of the cast on their Facebook page last night!
Sir Ben Kingsley will play Regent Horthy and Burn Gorman will play SS Colonel Skorzeny. If you’re familiar with Burn’s work you’ll know there are not many great actors who can play the ‘bad guy’ so devilishly well as him! So really looking forward to his performance. Ben Kingsley is of course a legend! You can see him now as ‘The Mandarin’ in Iron Man 3 though he won’t play a villain role in Walking with the Enemy. Two more names were added to the cast list: Shane Taylor as Miklos Horthy Jr. and Ralph Brown as Gruzdev. The team promises to post new pics soon so just keep an eye out for those!
As for the big question: when will the film be released? I don’t know yet but I’ll be extremely glad to see it before the year is out. Having followed the progress with Twenty8k you should be aware that there are so many factors at play when to release a film. Yes Walking with the Enemy has been 4 years in the making and it’s fair to say it has had its up and downs…but now it’s most definitely on the up!
They’ve managed to attract a big name to the cast list and that’s no offense to Jonas but if the plan was to release this epic movie worldwide (eg getting worldwide distribution) then they’re now in a much stronger position to achieve this. It’s the very first movie for Liberty Studios and unless you’re a big Hollywood Studio like Warner Bros. it’s bloody hard work getting your movie sold! So all the best of luck to them and fingers crossed it will all work out soon! They’ve now finished some re-shoots in Romania just last month, but have no idea if Jonas Armstrong has to fly out there again after filming The Whale or if he’s all finished. If that’s all done , the post-production team will be hard at work again and when distributors are in place, then comes the big PR machine! New trailers have to be made, they’ve to finish the new website, get in touch with all the big Film magazines to get interviews done, let the critics view screenings etc etc… you see what I mean? It won’t be done in just a snap of the fingers, so just be patient and keep supporting the team that’s so hard at work! They’ll get there you’ll see.
Ps: if you are looking for the trailers from previous posts, they’ve now all been taken down or set to ‘private’. Which is another indication they’re probably working on new ones!