EXCLUSIVE: Blade Runner, Saving Private Ryan stars join UK spy thriller.

Saving Private Ryan and Hawaii Five-O actor Tom Sizemore and Blade Runner star Sean Young are newly attached to UK spy-thriller Kickback.

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Earlier this month, ScreenDaily reported the attachment of John Cusack to the project, which also has Mischa Barton and Sean Astin on board.

Written and directed by Raza Mallal of Yorkshire-based Talking Lens Productions, the crime-thriller, also known as Shoot the Breeze, follows a renegade Moscow detective investigating the murder of a female war journalist. He becomes embroiled in a web of counter espionage involving chemical warfare, and the assassination of the Russian president.

It marks Mallal’s directorial debut and he is co-producing with Kevan Van Thompson and executive producer Ilja Rosendahl of Scene Bridge Entertainment. DoP Douglas Milsome is attached.

The revised shoot date for the production is winter 2013 with script amendments currently underway.

According to the production, funding for the film comes predominantly from private German backers.