The "Creed" star has joined the project, following the newly cast Robbie and the attached Bale, despite a full schedule that includes starring in the upcoming Denzel Washington directed war movie "Journal for Jordan" and his own production project, "Without Remorse".
Russell is reportedly set to direct from his own script, but plot details are being kept under wraps. It will be the filmmaker's first movie since 2015's "Joy".
The director had been mulling going forward with several projects while trying to put together the cast, before Robbie, Bale, and now Jordan's schedules opened up, allowing them to sign on for the film.
Russell will also produce via his New Regency firm. He has received three Best Director Oscar nominations in addition to two screenplay nominations throughout his career.