It’s a Marvel reunion – a Captain America: The Winter Soldier reunion, to be specific – as
Nick Fury Samuel L. Jackson has closed a deal to join Sebastian Stan in the upcoming political drama, The Last Full Measure.
Deadline has the scoop, confirming that Samuel L. Jackson now rounds out a cast list comprised of Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Bradley Whitford and Michael Imperioli. The outlet stopped short of disclosing the identity of Jackson’s character, but we understand filming is due to commence later this month across Atlanta and Costa Rica, when writer-director Todd Robinson will be calling the shots from behind the lens.
Based on a true story – not unlike the Pentagon Papers picture that’s coalescing with Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Meryl Streep – Robinson’s Oscar-worthy drama orbits around a young Pentagon investigator named Scott Huffman (Stan), who’s “battling the political machine in Washington. He reluctantly teams with veterans of Operation Abilene to convince Congress to award the Medal of Honor to a courageous Air Force medic, William Pitsenbarger, who is seen saving the lives of over 60 Marines ambushed in one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam war. As the battle waged on, and after the last helicopter left, he saved lives until his own was sacrificed.”
The cameras will start rolling on The Last Full Measure sometime this month ahead of an expected release in 2018. Jackson, meanwhile, is part of the all-star cast to feature in Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island. It’s due to swing into theaters tomorrow, March 10th, and if you’re curious to know how Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ monstrous reboot stacks up, look no further than Matt Donato’s review.