Laurence Fishburne, Grace Gummer Joining Daniel Radcliffe in ‘Beast of Burden’ (Exclusive)

Laurence Fishburne and Grace Gummer are in talks to join Daniel Radcliffe in the action-thriller Beast of Burden.

Swedish filmmaker Jesper Ganslandt will make his English-language debut with the action-thriller. With a script by Adam Hoelzel, Beast of Burden centers on a pilot (Radcliffe) running drugs across the boarder who must navigate the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Cartel and others over the course of a day.

Fishburne will play a cartel handler, assigned to guide Radcliffe’s character through the drug run. Gummer plays Radcliffe’s character’s wife who must work with him to escape the threat of the cartel.

Paul Schiff is producing along with Michael Diamond of MGMT Entertainment. Chad Moore and Jeff Elliott of Green-Light also will produce. The film is currently shooting in Savannah, Ga.

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