'Force of Nature': Mel Gibson to Stephanie Cayo, meet the cast of Michael Polish's high-octane action flick

'Force of Nature' tells the story of a man going up against a bunch of deadly criminals while a storm threatens to kill them all


                            'Force of Nature': Mel Gibson to Stephanie Cayo, meet the cast of Michael Polish's high-octane action flick
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Trust Mel Gibson to give the world a high-octane thriller to beat the Covid-19 blues. As is the case with most of his films, the storyline is epic. 'Force of Nature' tells the story of a man going up against a bunch of deadly criminals, all while a storm threatens to kill them all. Ahead of the film's release, here's a look at the cast of the much-anticipated film directed by Michael Polish.

Mel Gibson as Ray

Rugged, burly and steely-eyed Gibson stars as Ray, a retired cop who stubbornly refuses to leave his home and takes the robbers head-on when they dare to show up at his doorstep. Gibson has been one of those actors in Hollywood whose IMDb credits are as long as his arm. The legend is known for his action roles in classics like 'Mad Max' and 'Lethal Weapon'. And he's back to kick ass in 'Force of Nature'. 

Kate Bosworth as Troy

Bosworth plays Troy, a doctor, and Ray's daughter in the film. While much of her role is kept under wraps, Bosworth is best remembered by fans for portraying Lois Lane in 'Superman Returns' (2006). Her recent project saw her play KC in the Netflix science fiction miniseries 'The I-Land'. Bosworth's major projects include, '21' (2008), 'Straw Dogs' (2011), 'And While We Were Here' (2012) and 'Still Alice' (2014).

Stephanie Cayo as Jess

Not much is known about Cayo's role as Jess Peña in the film. The Peruvian actress, singer and songwriter rocketed to fame in the 2010 hit TV series 'Doña Bella' where she played the role of Evangelina Rosales for 95 episodes. Cayo first hit the limelight in the 2004 telenovela, 'Besos robados'. This will be her first breakout role in cinema. 

Emile Hirsch as Cardillo

Detective-demoted-to-cop Cardillo plays a pivotal role in 'Force of Nature'. Hirsch is known for roles in 'Into the Wild', Mark Wahlberg blockbuster 'Lone Survivor' (2013) and Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' (2019). Hirsch also lent his voice as Jim Lake Jr in '3Below: Tales of Arcadia'. 

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The official synopsis reads: "The legendary Mel Gibson stars in this edge-of-your-seat action-thriller that explodes during a violent Category 5 hurricane. As disgraced cop Cardillo (Emile Hirsch, 'Into the Wild') races to evacuate an apartment building, he comes across Dr Troy (Kate Bosworth, 'Superman Returns') and her retired detective father, Ray (Mel Gibson, 'Braveheart'). When a murderous gang of thieves arrives to rob a wealthy tenant, they must join forces to battle the criminals and escape with their lives before the entire city is deep underwater."

'Force of Nature' releases June 30 on Blu-ray (plus Digital) and DVD.

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