The cast of The Salvation has grown significantly, with the previously announced Mads Mikkelsen being joined by Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Douglas Henshall (The Eagle), Michael Raymond-James (True Blood, Jack Reacher) and Jonathan Pryce (G.I. Joe Retaliation).
Paying tribute to the classic western with inspiration from the Nordic sagas, The Salvation takes place in 1870s America. When settler John kills his family’s murderer, he unleashes the fury of notorious gang leader Delarue. Betrayed by his corrupt and cowardly community, the peaceful pioneer must turn vengeful hunter, slay the outlaws, and cleanse the town’s black heart.
The film has just begun an 8-week shoot in Johannesburg, South Africa, with Kristian Levring (Fear Me Not) directing from a script he wrote alongside Oscar-winner Anders Thomas Jensen (In a Better World, Love Is All You Need).