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New Additions Join Nicolas Cage in The Runner

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Paper Street Films and Back Lot Pictures announced today award winning actors Connie Nielsen (3 Days to Kill, Gladiator), Peter Fonda (Ulee�s Gold, Easy Rider), Bryan Batt (12 Years A Slave, "Mad Men"), and Wendell Pierce ("Treme," "The Wire") have joined the cast of Austin Stark's directorial debut The Runner. The four join Nicolas Cage and Sarah Paulson in the contemporary political drama.

In the aftermath of the tragic 2010 BP oil spill, Colin Price (Cage), an idealistic but flawed New Orleans congressman, is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal. Nielsen will portray Price's wife, Deborah, a high-powered attorney with political ambitions of her own. Fonda will portray Colin's father Rayne Price, the former mayor of New Orleans, still an imposing figure in the political arena. Batt will portray Mark Lavin; a Wall Street financier who caters to the big oil companies and wants the oil spill to be a blip on the sc...

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