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Max Martini, Ryan Kwanten to Co-Star in Amazon’s Western Pilot ‘Edge’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Max Martini and “True Blood” alum Ryan Kwanten will star in Amazon’s drama pilot “Edge,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The duo will play rivals, with Martini in the role of Josiah Hedges, better known as Edge, who goes on a bloody mission of vengeance when his younger brother is killed by a group of his former Union army comrades, lead by his nemesis, Merritt Harknett (played by Kwanten). Edge is described as fearless, intimidating and “the meanest-looking man in any room he chooses to enter.”

Kwanten’s character is the son of a prominent senator who can seem charming until he is revealed for who he actually is — a psychotic sadist who delights in inflicting pain on others. He is pursuing Edge for an undisclosed reason.

Set in Kansas, the Western drama from “Iron Man 3″ screenwriter Shane Black is based on the book series by author George Gilman. Black will serve as writer, director and exec producer. Fred Dekker will also write and exec produce, along with EPs David Greenblatt and Barry Josephson.

Martini’s recent credits include “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Revenge” and NBC’s “Crisis.” He is repped by ICM.

Kwanten is repped by CAA and manager Orly Adelson.

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House Homeland Security chairman says Russian hackers breached RNC, later claims he 'misspoke'

The House Homeland Security chair said Wednesday that hackers affiliated with Russia have also breached the Republican National Committee, though he later said he “misspoke.”

“It’s important to note, Wolf, that they have not only hacked into the DNC, but also into the RNC,” Rep. Michael McCaul first told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

The Texas Republican continued: “So they are not discriminating one party against the other. The Russians have basically hacked into both parties at the national level.”

Breaking: Russians have also hacked into the RNC, McCaul tells @wolfblitzer: “they’re not picking sides here” https://t.co/RsFr6u4dV4

— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom)

September 14, 2016

Blitzer, seemingly taken aback by the revelation, asked McCaul to confirm that Russians had hacked into RNC files, such as email.

“Yes,” McCaul replied. “They have hacked into the Republican National Committee.”

GOP spokesman Sean Spicer tweeted that the claim was “not true.” Soon after, McCaul said in a statement that he “misspoke.”

“What I had intended to say was that in addition to the DNC hack, Republican political operatives have also been hacked,” he said.

Hackers thought to have been affiliated with Russia breached the Democratic National Committee earlier this year and released a large batch of emails that were published online by WikiLeaks. Those emails, which showed the Democratic apparatus plotting against Sen. Bernie Sanders during the primaries, ultimately led to the resignation of then-Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 7:02 p.m. ET with new information.

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