The Hungry Rabbit Jumps gains Pearce
The latest news on the Roger Donaldson thriller The Hungry Rabbit Jumps is that Guy Pearce is joining the production. Already signed up to the thriller are Nicolas Cage and January Jones. That's already an interesting cast list, but it's not the cast that has me interested in this film, nor should it be the main draw for you, it's Roger Donaldson.
He's responsible for a number of films, The Bounty, No Way Out, Cocktail, Cadillac Man, White Sands, The Getaway, Species, Dante's Peak, Thirteen Days, The Recruit, The World's Fastest Indian and The Bank Job. Interested now?
Yes, there are a few titles in the list of Roger Donaldson's films that don't really shine with the rest, but consider No Way Out, Thirteen Days, The Recruit and The Bank Job (Filmstalker review) and you have some strong thrillers there, particularly No Way Out and Thirteen Days, those are superb films packed with suspense and tension, and that's what has me excited the most for this thriller.
I'm less excited by the fact that Nicolas Cage is in The Hungry Rabbit Jumps, and January Jones is good, but not leaping out at me here. Guy Pearce is the second thing that captures my imagination as he's a superb actor and, when called to be, an incredibly tense one.
The story that he's joined comes from Production Weekly's Twitter through Empire, and there aren't many details other than that in the anouncement. However the blurb from IMDB gives us a little more information on the plot:
"After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score."
Well apparently Jones is the wife, obviously, Cage the husband, and that makes Pearce part of the vigilante group, perhaps the lead? Certainly seems that way and it's a great role for him. I'm in, just let's see if we can keep the old, silly Cage to the back and bring back the good Cage.