Stranger Things star David Harbour is set to join Chris Hemsworth in Dhaka.Harbour broke out in his role as Hopper in Netflix’s original sci-fi/horror series, and the streaming service isn’t ready to let him go. He’s now joining the war movie written by Avengers: Infinity War co-director Joe Russo.
Harbour has become one of the internet’s most popular actors due to his own online antics. He’s danced with penguins, and may next officiate a wedding in his full Hellboy costume. Harbour is capitalizing on this newfound fame too, and is looking to broaden his filmography. The aforementioned Hellboy reboot is the prime example of this, as he takes on the role made famous by Ron Perlman. He appears to be moving from dramatic work to more action-oriented roles, and is now set to team up with several specialists in this area for his next project.
The Wrap revealed that Harbour has joined the cast of Dhaka, which stars Hemsworth. The original war film hails from the Russo brothers’ recently formed production studio AGBO, with a script written by Joe. Dhaka will be the directorial debut of Sam Hargrave, who’s served as a stunt coordinator for the Russos on several occasions, and even was the stunt double for Chris Evans in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The movie is already filming, and Harbour is expected to report to the set soon.
There’s currently no details on who Harbour is playing in Dhaka, but details on Joe Russo’s script are available. The story is centered around a young boy who is trapped by kidnappers as part of a drug-fueled war. He is held in “one of the world’s most impenetrable cities,” and it’s up to Tyler Rake to rescue him. Hemsworth is believed to be playing Rake, who is described as having “unparalleled skill” as a mercenary. Due to a currently unknown backstory, Rake is fearless and ready to risk it all to complete the mission, which could make him a danger to pulling this off.
Harbour could be part of Rake’s team, or fall on either side of the drug war. Either way, the project keeps him in business with Netflix, while pairing him up with some major Hollywood names connected to the MCU. His dramatic and action chops should have the chance to be put on display in Dhaka. As just the second casting announcement for the movie as a whole, it’ll be interesting to see if more recognizable names end up joining forces with Harbour and Hemsworth.