Sons of Anarchy star Tommy Flanagan has joined Russell Crowe, Karen Gillan, and more in the upcoming crime thriller film Sleeping Dogs.
The movie is an adaptation of the E.O. Chirovici novel The Book of Mirrors. The story follows “former homicide detective Roy Freeman (Crowe), who in the wake of a cutting-edge Alzheimer’s treatment, is tasked with re-examining a brutal murder case from his past — the grisly murder of a college professor (Marton Csokas). Intrigued and fighting to regain his memory, Roy enlists his former partner to help him revive the investigation. This time though, things unfold very differently when they encounter a magnetic and mysterious woman (Gillan): as he uncovers a tangled web of contradictions and secrets, Roy is forced to face a horrific reality that changes his world forever in the blink of an eye.”
Adam Cooper is making his directorial feature film debut from a script he wrote with Bill Collage (Assassins Creed). The project is set up at Nickel City Pictures with Harry Greenwood and Thomas M. Wright rounding out the cast.
Flanagan is a great actor and he always tends to play some seriously badass characters. Sleeping Dogs seems like it’ll be another great project for him. Some other projects he’s been in include Power Book IV: Force, Westworld, Peaky Blinders, Wu Assassins, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Ballad of Lefty Brown, and Netflix’s Iraq War pic Sand Castle opposite Henry Cavill and Nicholas Hoult.