Paul Schulze (who most recently played Sandy Panzarella in David Fincher’s Zodiac) has been cast in a lead role in Rambo IV (currently titled John Rambo). Most people will probably recognize Schulze as Father Phil Intintola from The Sopranos or Ryan Chappelle in 24.
According to imdb, the next chapter finds Rambo recruited by a group of Christian human rights missionaries to protect them against pirates, during a humanitarian aid deliver to the persecuted Karen people of Burma. After some of the missionaries are taken prisoner by sadistic Burmese soldiers, Rambo gets a second impossible job: to assemble a team of mercenaries to rescue the surviving relief workers.
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Other cast members include Sylvester Stallone (John Rambo), Sam Elliott, Matthew Marsden (Mercenary) and Sai Mawng.
The movie will film in Thailand, Mexico and the U.S. Schulze’s other credits include Panic Room, Don’t Say A Word, The Sopranos, 24, The Nine, Standoff and The Closer.
John Rambo hits theaters in 2008.