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Jamie Bell Joins British Thriller ‘The Retreat’

Jamie Bell has signed on to star with Cillian Murphy and Thandie Newton in The Retreat, the British thriller that begins production in Wales next month. Produced by Magnet Films, the thriller focuses on a couple vacationing on a remote island as they try to repair their marriage. When they find a soldier washed up on the beach in a biohazard suit, they discover everyone else has been killed by an airborne virus. Carl Tibbets is making his directorial debut on the script he wrote and Magnet’s Gary Sinyor is producing and David Frost is exec producer. Read More »

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Cillian Murphy To Star In ‘The Retreat’

By | Wednesday July 28, 2010 @ 5:31am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: The Inception star begins filming this British thriller in September on location in Wales. Thandie Newton will play Murphy’s wife. Sony Pictures has already taken UK rights. Moon was its last British acquisition. Another studio deal is pending for Germany. Murphy and Newton will play a husband and wife who rent a remote island cottage while trying to repair their marriage. One day they find a biohazard-suited soldier washed up on the beach, who warns them that everybody on the mainland has been killed by an airborne virus. That’s when the psychological fun-and-games begin…

Producer Gary Sinyor of Magnet Films pitches The Retreat as a landlocked “Knife In the Water meets Dead Calm.” Carl Tibbetts, an editor who’s worked on Alien Vs Predator, is the first-time writer/director. He’s repped by Independent Talent in London. SC Films International is handling worldwide sales. And the executive producer is David Frost – yes, that David Frost from Frost/Nixon.

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