Connie Nielsen, Peter Fonda, Bryan Batt and Wendell Pierce have joined Nicolas Cage and Sarah Paulson on Paper Street Films and Back Lot Pictures’ The Runner. Separately, it emerged on Wednesday that production on Sicario will take place at Albuquerque Studios.

Austin Stark’s directorial debut is a contemporary political drama that takes place in the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill.

Production is set to commence in New Orleans on June 23.

Benji Kohn, Bingo Gubelmann, Chris Papavasiliou and Erika Hampson are producing The Runner for Paper Street Films and Glenn Williamson for Back Lot Pictures.

Executive producers are Ruth Mutch, Noah Millman, Sam Bisbee and Tom Conigliaro.

  • Sicario, which Denis Villeneuve will shoot for Thunder Road Pictures and Black Label Media, will shoot at Albuquerque Studios in New Mexico. Lionsgate International commenced sales at the Cannes market and Lionsgate will distribute in the US.