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John Cusack joins Malin Akerman in The Numbers Station

25 October 2011

The forthcoming CIA thriller The Numbers Station has added Hollywood leading man John Cusack to it's ranks to star alongside the gorgeous Watchmen babe Malin Akerman.

Kasper Barfoed who directed The Candidate is calling the shots on the film that will see Cusack as a disgraced black-ops agent shuffled off to a dead-end assignment in the Nevada desert. His job? Protect a code breaker (Akerman) working at an isolated CIA broadcast station when she’s targeted by unknown assailants.

Ethan Hawke was originally going to star and produce, but reports suggest that he has left the project and the rights will go on sale at the American Film Market next month, which should lock in the budget.

Cusack will next be seen as Edgar Allen Poe in the thriller The Raven and Lee Daniels' The Paperboy aongside Nicole Kidman, he's also filming serial killer thriller The Frozen Ground with Nicolas Cage and Vanessa Hudgens.

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