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'Watchmen' star Akerman, Phillippe sign up for 'Bang'

Malin Akerman, currently starring in The Watchmen, is teaming up with Ryan Phillippe to star in an indiedrama called The Bang Bang Club, according to Variety. Based on a memoir by Greg Marinovich and Joao Silvahe, the film is set in Apartheid-era South Africa and will be directed by South African documentarian Steven Silver. Akerman, who recently appeared in The Heartbreak Kid and 27 Dresses, will play a photo editor of the Bang Bang Club, a group of war photographers covering the violence of Apartheid. Phillippe plays one of the photographers. Filming is scheduled to begin next month in and around Johannesburg.