Variety tells us that actor Anthony Mackie is looking to join two high profile films, Gangster Squad and World War Z. Currently at work on Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Mackie is in talks for both films but the roles that he’s up for are not known. If he were to join Ruben Fleischer‘s Gangster Squad he’d be part of a fantastic cast that includes Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling. As for Marc Foster‘s World War Z, he would join Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos. So potentially, Mackie could have three very high profile projects added to his resume and likely he’d see his star rise.
Mackies a solid actor who usually does good work in the supporting roles he seems to frequent. I’d definitely like to see him breakout into something bigger though, perhaps more of a leading role. While it’s likely he won’t get that chance with any of the three aforementioned films, it may be something he can look forward to in the near future should he decide to do Gangster Squad and World War Z.