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Hilary Swank to Star in Shrapnel

Hilary SwankHilary Swank will produce and star in Shrapnel. The actress will take on the lead role of a former military official who leads an uprising on the planet Venus in the year 2250 in the big screen adaptation of the graphic novel trilogy written by Nick Sagan and M. Zachary Sherman.

"I am a fan of the work that Radical Pictures are doing in the comic and action arena. Shrapnel - and specifically the character of Sam - offer me the opportunity to dive into an exciting character with many layers and depth that are rarely found in this genre," Swank said.

Radical Publishing's President Barry Levine - who is developing the movie through Radical Pictures - added, "Hilary came to Radical excited to find a project with a strong female protagonist that could show off her abilities to do action films. With Hilary being an actor's actor, Shrapnel will give a whole new definition to that type of role."

Toby Wagstaff will write the script and although it is unclear who will helm the movie, a number of top directors are reportedly interested.

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