The film, which centers on the FBI’s 1980 sting operation to weed out corrupt government officials, is assembling an all-star cast that also includes Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence (who starred in Russell’s hit pic “Silver Linings Playbook”), Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K. and Amy Adams.
Chuck Roven, Richard Suckle, Mark Roybal and Megan Ellison will produce.
Pena last starred in the crime dramas “End of Watch” and “Gangster Squad” and will be featured in the lead role in the upcoming biopic “Chavez”.
He is repped by CAA.