We caught wind today of a new addition to the cast of Timo Tjahjanto's next film The Night Comes For Us
. Word was that Julie Estelle, soon to be known around the world as Hammer Girl when Gareth Huw Evans' The Raid 2
drops like a bomb at the end of the month, was coming on board! Hell, she was even hinting at it during interviews at Sundance earlier this year.
And since there has not been an official announcement yet I contacted Timo to confirm directly that she has joined the cast. This is what he had to say about her coming on board...
She is about to enter a heavy duty training phase right now as we will be demanding a LOT of her physically in this film.
I worked with Julie before in my first feature film (Macabre), she was a ferocious kid then.
Watching her in the RAID 2 : Berandal almost 5 years later (Sundance) I literally bit my tongue several times, in awe; how hardcore she has become, Hammer Girl will be remembered as an iconic character for years to come.
I said to Gareth; I need her man! And more than that I need you and the boys to mold her into something entirely different. A different kind of beast.
Along with hand to hand combat, I have a specific weapon I want her to use in TNCFU, I spoke about it to Gareth, discussed it with Iko and Yayan, they both are excited as hell to the potential this particular tool of murder can bring to the screen.
The Night Comes For Us is currently heading into pre-production. Cast is still being locked down and many potential candidates - especially those who can fight - are being put through the ringer as this promises to be a very grueling shoot, according to Timo.
(This is the part where we tell you that ScreenAnarchy Lord and Master, Todd Brown, is a partner at XYZ Films, the company that is producing Timo's film.)
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