Lynch is directing Anthony Mackie, Marcia Gay Harden, Teyonah Parris, Frank Grillo, Boris McGiver, Markice Moore, Christian Cooke and Nik Pajic in the movie, which is expected to film in Cincinnati for seven weeks.
Mackie and Grillo first appeared together in the 2014 Marvel movie "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Mackie portrayed the winged hero Falcon, and Grillo played villain Crossbones. Harden most recently appeared in the "Fifty Shades" movie series.
"Point Blank" will tell the story of Paul, an emergency room nurse, and Abe, a criminal, who are forced to work together to save Paul's pregnant wife after she is kidnapped. The movie's plot will be set in Cincinnati, according to Johanna Byer, the film's producer and vice president of US Films for Gaumont.
"Point Blank" casting director D. Lynn Meyer is still looking for nearly 500 local extras to be in the film. She said people interested in being an extra should email a resume and headshot to email@example.com.
There is also a good chance that Cincinnati restaurants and artwork could show up in the film -- and in cast members' social media feeds. Byer said she hopes to feature local businesses such as Skyline Chili and Graeter's Ice Cream in the film. She also wants to incorporate ArtWork Cincinnati's James Brown mural located at 1435 Main St. in Over-the-Rhine.