Skyscraper adds Pablo Schreiber to the cast. Director Rawson Marshall Thurber has been adding more action to his comedies over the last few years. The Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and We’re the Millers director had a fair amount of success with the Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart movie Central Intelligence — a movie that probably had as many fights and explosions as jokes. And now it looks like he’s going pure action — re-teaming with Johnson in the upcoming movie Skyscraper.
Not much is known yet about Skyscraper, which also stars Neve Campbell and Chin Han. What is known is that Johnson is playing a former hostage negotiator who is now a security consultant who specifically checks the safety of skyscrapers. While in Hong Kong, a skyscraper catches fire and Johnson’s character is blamed. Not only does he have to find out who is really responsible and clear his name — he also has to rescue his family trapped inside.
Schreiber’s career has largely been on television. He had roles on The Wire and Weeds before playing prison guard George “Pornstache” Mendez on Orange is the New Black, and psychotic killer William Lewis on Law & Order: SVU. He is already set to return to the second season of American Gods. He has also been appearing in films since his debut performance in the 2001 comedy Bubble Boy, and is currently set to appear in the upcoming movies Big Bear and Den of Theives. Now it looks like he can add Skyscraper to his resume.
There is no word yet on what kind of character Schreiber will be playing. However, he is best known for characters who range from morally questionable to downright evil. From dealing drugs on Weeds to abusing inmates on OITNB to getting Shadow Moon to fight him on American Gods, Schreiber’s characters tend to be somewhat dangerous to be around. While there is no guarantee that Schreiber’s character on Skyscraper will also be on the wrong side of the law, it certainly seems likely considering his past roles.
Skyscraper is being produced by Johnson ‘s company Seven Bucks Productions and Thurber and Beau Flynn under FlynnPictureCo.
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