‘Down Under Cover’ will also be produced by Hemsworth and Tiffany Haddish
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, of the all-conquering hit “Avengers: Endgame,” have signed on as producers for buddy cop comedy “Down Under Cover,” starring Chris Hemsworth and Tiffany Haddish, according to The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline.
One of the most lucrative films to be sold in Cannes’s Marche du Film section, “Down Under Cover” will be produced under the banner of AGBO, the Los Angeles-based artists’ collective founded by the Russo Brothers.
It will once again bring together the directors and Hemsworth, who played the God of Thunder in Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) “Thor” and “Avengers” franchises.
Peter Hoare has written the screenplay for “Down Under Cover,” which will depict Hemsworth as a detective who goes undercover to investigate a group of male Australian erotic dancers, who he suspects are involved in a series of casino heists.
Haddish will play a lone wolf policewoman, who does things only her way, whom Hemsworth’s character is forced to take as a partner. Together they have to work as an unlikely duo to solve the crime of their careers.
Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is introducing the film to potential domestic distribution partners at Cannes in conjunction with Haddish’s representatives at United Talent Agency (UTA), while FilmNation is handling international sales.
Hemsworth’s production company Thematic Entertainment will also produce “Down Under Cover,” with Haddish also set to serve as a producer.
The Russo Brothers, who also directed blockbuster hits such as “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Captain America: Civil War,” are introducing their next passion project “Cherry” at Cannes too.
This drama-thriller will star Tom Holland, the new Spider-man in the MCU. Holland will portray an army medic, who after being diagnosed with PTSD turns into serial bank robber.