David Mazouz has booked a lead role in director Brad Peyton’s thriller Incarnate. He will play a boy found by an unconventional exorcist (Aaron Eckhart) who is possessed by a demon from the man’s past. Jason Blum is producing and Couper Samuelson exec producing with Michael Seitzman and Trevor Engelson. Mazouz recently wrapped Disney International’s The Games Maker and starred as Kiefer Sutherland’s son on Fox’s Touch. He is repped by Paradigm, Intellectual Artists Management and attorney Marcy Morris.
Otto Bathurst will direct Universal’s Midnight Delivery, about a man (Kevin Costner) who tries to save his estranged daughter from Colombian cocaine traffickers. Neil Cross penned the screenplay based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro, who will produce along with David Lind. Bathurst most recently helmed the BBC mini Peaky Blinders, which the Weinstein Company acquired this week, and also helmed the pilot for the UK series Black Mirror and the Beeb’s mini Criminal Justice, which HBO is remaking. He’s repped by WME, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates in the UK and attorney Michael Schenkman.
William Moseley has been cast in a pair of films. First he’ll shoot The Veil, playing a war-besieged tribesman who attempts to lead his people and their princess on a campaign against their … Read More »
Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Oblivion) has signed on to supernatural horror pic Mara, from Room 101, Mann Made Films, The Solution Entertainment Group, and Synchronicity Entertainment. Clive Tonge is directing in his feature debut. Pic riffs on the mythology and true phenomena of sleep paralysis aka sudden unexpected nocturnal death syndrome, with Kurylenko playing a criminal psychologist investigating the murder of a man seemingly strangled in his sleep by his wife. She uncovers a mystery surrounding an ancient demon who kills people in their sleep and must save herself and the dead man’s young daughter from becoming the next victims. Solution’s Myles Nestel is producing with Room 101′s microbudget horror guru Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity, Insidious) and Mann Made Films’ Scott Mann and James Edward Barker. Kurylenko is repped by CAA and Tavistock Wood. Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: 3D indie action crime thriller Run, starring Chronicles of Narnia actor William Moseley, has been acquired by Millennium Entertainment. The parkour flick follows American teenager Daniel Lombardi (Moseley) who uses his free-running skills to pull off small robberies with his father (Adrian Pasdar) until a new girlfriend (Kelsey Chow) and the promise of going straight encourages him to use his skills for good. Eric Roberts and Boardwalk Empire‘s Edoardo Ballerini co-star as lifelong enemies of Daniel’s dad who start closing in on the duo. As parkour movies go, the art of hurdling urban obstacles exploded with Euro actioners like 2005′s District B13 and filtered into Hollywood blockbusters including Casino Royale and The Bourne Ultimatum – but the trend has slowed down of late. Still, Simone Bartesaghi was so enamored with the discipline and its potential for filming practical stunts that he wrote and directed Run and makes his helming debut with the film, which won Best Screenplay at the Milan International Film Festival and won Best Emerging Director and Best 3D honors at L.A.’s 3D Film Festival. Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: The Chronicles Of Narnia‘s William Moseley is set to star opposite Elizabeth Hurley in the hourlong E! pilot The Royals, from Lionsgate TV and One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn. It is a contemporary drama about a fictional royal family informed by the regal opulence of the British monarchy and framed by Shakespeare’s Hamlet; a tale of men and women corrupted by power, wealth and desire. Moseley, repped by APA, Intellectual Artists and attorney Lev Ginsburg, will play Prince Liam, the younger brother to the beloved Prince Robert. When Robert is killed in a military training accident, Liam is thrust into a spotlight. Sexy, charming and smart, he’s in love with a young American woman, Ophelia, who helps him cope with the loss of his brother and his new position as the next King of England. Liam bristles at the strict rules, which govern the monarchy: being told what to say, where to go and how to it. At the root of it all, Liam has lived in Robert’s shadow and worries that he is not a credible successor. Hurley plays Liam’s mother, Queen Helena.
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