Eckhart will battle to save L.A.

Aaron Eckhart’s battle to save Gotham from the Joker did not turn out so well in THE DARK KNIGHT, but that is not stopping the actor from joing the fight to save L.A. in BATTLE LOS ANGELES. From the Hollywood Reporter:

Aaron Eckhart is attached to star in “Battle: Los Angeles,” a sci-fi actioner that Jonathan Liebesman is directing for Columbia. Neal Moritz and his Original Film are producing.

The deal puts the actor front and center on an action movie for the first time. Eckhart had made his name working on less mainstream films, among others starring in “In the Company of Men” and “Thank You for Smoking.” He had one of his biggest roles to date in the summer, playing Harvey Dent/Two-Face in “The Dark Knight,” the blockbuster that has grossed more than $997 million worldwide.

The story, written by Chris Bertolini, revolves around a Marine platoon’s encounter in the battle on the streets of Los Angeles against an alien invasion. Eckhart will play the platoon leader in the film, which has yet to set a start date.

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Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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