BLITZ cast adds Aiden Gillen to the cast.

Elliott Lester’s film version of Ken Bruen’s BLITZ is filling out it’s cast.

Aidan Gillen (Mayor Tommy Carcetti)has joined the cast. As a huge WIRE fan, I am pumped anytime one of those fine fellows pops up. Aidan has been nominated not only for a BAFTA (I did not even know he was Irish) but a TONY as well.

Ken Bruen calls the signing of Gillen as “a dream come through” as he is also a big fan of THE WIRE.

He joins the previously announced Jason Statham and Paddy Considine.

In addition to Aidan, fellow BAFTA nominee David Morrissey (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, State of Play, Nowhere Boy)is on board.

In addition to those four, BLITZ stars Tony Award winner Mark Rylance (Currently at the Royal Court in Jez Butterworths Jerusalem), Zawe Ashton (St Trinian’s II: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold), Richard Riddell (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans) and Nicky Henson (Vera Drake).

And don’t forget the Ken Bruen will also be popping up in BLITZ.