Woody Harrelson has a lot on his plate, besides playing drunken mentor Haymitch in The Hunger Games series. Harrelson has three new and exciting projects in development to squeeze in before Catching Fire filming starts up in the fall!
Currently Woody can be spotted filming scenes for the upcoming movie Now You See Me in Las Vegas. Along with Harrelson the film stars Isla Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg and Mark Ruffalo. Now You See Me is set to release in theaters in the U.S. on January 18, 2013. Check out some more photos from the set!
FBI agents track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Additionally Harrelson was just signed on to Out Of The Furnace, a gritty thriller that is set to start filming next month. It also stars Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana, Casey Affleck and Sam Shepard. The film will hit theaters in 2014.
The story follows Russell Baze (Christian Bale) and his younger brother Rodney (Casey Affleck), who live in the economically depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother is lured into one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast — a mistake that will almost cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. Zoe Saldana plays Russell’s love interest, with Sam Shepard as his Uncle. And now Harrelson will play Curtis DeGroat, the man who drew Rodney into the crime ring.
Woody will not only be in theaters, he’ll be on the small screen as well – alongside Matthew McConaughey. The two friends have signed on to play cops in a cable drama series called True Detective.
Titled True Detective, it is descried as an elevated serial narrative with multiple perspectives and time frames. It centers on two detectives, Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson), whose lives collide and entwine during a seventeen-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. The investigation of a bizarre murder in 1995 is framed and interlaced with testimony from the detectives in 2012, when the case has been reopened. The concept is for the 8-episode first season to resolve the mystery at hand, with subsequent seasons using same structure but new characters and story.