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Swayze, Kristofferson darken "Blue" indie

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Patrick Swayze and Kris Kristofferson have joined Forest Whitaker, Jessica Biel and Ray Liotta in the ensemble drama “Powder Blue.”

The indie drama follows several Angelenos as they meet on Christmas Eve through chance, tragedy and divine intervention. Swayze will play the sleazy owner of the strip club where Biel’s character performs.

Kristofferson will play the head of a corporate crime organization who tries to convince his former employee (Liotta) not to seek vengeance on his former co-workers. Whitaker, who also serves as a producer on the film, will play a suicidal ex-priest.

Additionally, Newcomer Alejandro Romero will play a transsexual prostitute who shares an unexpected bond with the priest. Eddie Redmayne will portray a mortician who falls in love with Biel’s character.

Timothy Linh Bui wrote the script and will direct.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter