Chris Hemsworth to lead Avengers Infinity War directors’ India-set Netflix film, Dhaka
Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of Avengers: Infinity War will produce an upcoming hostage thriller for Netflix, titled Dhaka. They will reunite with their Thor star, Chris Hemsworth, on the film, written by Joe and to be directed by debutant Sam Hargrave.
Hargrave has graduated from being Chris Evans’ stunt double in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, to stunt coordinator in Captain America: Civil War, to second unit director on Infinity War. The film is an action thriller in which Hemsworth’s character will help rescue a kidnapped Indian boy from the Bangladeshi city of Dhaka.
According to Deadline, the film will be shot in India and Thailand. The Russos have several projects lined up as their post Avengers projects, through their company AGBO. This includes purchasing the rights to Nico Walker’s novel, Cherry, the upcoming horror comedy Assassination Nation, and the next film by the directing duo known as The Daniels. The brothers also have a major event-series planned for Amazon.
They’ve managed to put all this together while making two of the biggest films in history, back-to-back. Joe also recently opened a restaurant, the Deadline report says. Asked how they manage to juggle so many projects, the report quotes them as saying, “I don’t know if it is high functioning ADD or what, but having spent the last 10 years as television producers and then making four Marvel movies in six and one-half years, I think we’ve really honed our efficiency skills and yeah, we’ve been able to work at a high volume.”
The Russos are now preparing for (or are perhaps already in the middle of) the final round of reshoots for next year’s Avengers 4. The film, often described as a conclusion to this phase in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will arrive in theatres in May, 2019.
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