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Tino Jochimsen

Caught Stealing has snatched itself a new director.

According to Deadline, will helm the fast-paced, brutal crime thriller.

The adaptation of Charlie Huston's darkly humorous, eponymous novel stars as Hank Thompson, a down-on-his-luck bartender who used to be a baseball player with high aspirations. After doing a neighbor a small favor, friends around him suddenly start dying like flies. Soon Hank has to ask himself why the body count around him is reaching such heights.

, who worked with director Kramer on the fantastical crime romance The Cooler, co-stars as a sadistic cop.

Caught Stealing seems like a prefect project for several participating parties. Kramer has a sure hand for fast-paced, nitty-gritty action flicks as exhibited in Running Scared, starring .

, on the other hand, is always ace when playing All- American sort of dudes who never lived up to their promise. The actor should hit the role of a sympathetic slacker driven to increasing amounts of violence right out of the park.

And having the threateningly husky-voiced play the villain never seems like a bad idea, don’t you think?


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