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Casting Call: Kali Reis Joins the Cast of Chris Pratt-Starring Sci-Fi Thriller “Mercy”

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VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 10, 2016: Chris Pratt during the 73th Venice Film Festival 2016 in Venice, - Image (Matteo Chinellato / Shutterstock.com)

Key Takeaways:

– Kali Reis, known for her role in True Detective: Night Country, is joining the of the upcoming sci-fi thriller “Mercy.”
– Reis will star alongside Chris Pratt, Rebecca Ferguson, and Annabelle Wallis.
– The production from Amazon MGM Studios is slated to start this spring with a worldwide release date of August 15, 2025.
– The film, set in a future with increased capital crime, follows a detective trying to prove his innocence.
– “Mercy” reunites Chris Pratt with his “Wanted” director, Timur Bekmambetov.

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Cast Welcomes Boxing Champ-turned-

World Boxing Council middleweight , Kali Reis, is no stranger to the arena. Having appeared alongside Jodie Foster in the HBO True Detective: Night Country, she's now set to share the screen with big names like Chris Pratt, Rebecca Ferguson and Annabelle Wallis in a gripping new sci-fi thriller, “Mercy.”

Plot and Production Insight on “Mercy”

This promising flick reunites “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Pratt with filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov, known for “Wanted”. Scheduled for theatrical release on August 15, 2025, this sci-fi thriller is set in the near future where capital crime rates are reportedly on the . Chris Pratt slips into the role of a detective in the movie, who stands accused of a violent crime and must prove his innocence amidst the chaos.

The intriguing screenplay of “Mercy” is the brainchild of Marco Van Belle, celebrated for his work on “Arthur & Merlin”, and comes from the stables of Amazon MGM Studios. As per reports, the movie is slated to commence production this spring.


Producers of “Mercy” include Charles Roven, who recently bagged an Academy Award for Oppenheimer, Robert Amidon of Atlas Entertainment, Bekmambetov's BEL banner and Majd Nassif. While we have plenty of details about Pratt's character in the film, the specifics of characters played by Ferguson, Wallis, and Reis remain under wraps.

Reis's Acting Ascent

Kali Reis hasn't limited herself to the boxing ring alone. Besides “True Detective: Night Country,” she boasts notable acting credits from newly released paramedic thriller “Asphalt City” and crime thriller “Catch the Fair One”.

Box-office Success of “True Detective: Night Country”

“True Detective: Night Country” enjoyed immense popularity among viewers, securing an impressive average of 12.7 million cross-platform viewers. A whopping 3.2 million tuned in for the season finale on the release day itself. Notably, it was the most-watched season of the crime anthology show, solidifying Reis's successful transition from boxing to acting.

HBO plans to rope in Issa López, who flawlessly helmed all six of the hit season, once again to spearhead another round of the crime series. However, as every season of the series brings to a new set of characters, a callback for Kali Reis seems uncertain for now.

Final Thoughts

The upcoming sci-fi thriller, “Mercy,” is sure to draw attention, boasting a decorated cast and gripping storyline. However, fans will have to wait till the summer of 2025 to catch the promising flick in theaters. Stay tuned for more updates and leave your thoughts about this star-studded ensemble in the comments section below.



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