Brenton Thwaites (“The Giver,” “Oculus”) has been cast as the lead in Franck Khalfoun’s indie action thriller “Entry Level” for Practical Pictures and Content Media. Filming begins in the first quarter of next year.
Thwaites stars as a young man who mysteriously awakens in a high-security office building. He’s then forced by an unknown stranger to complete a strictly timed series of dangerous tasks – which implicate him in a deadly crime. [Source: Variety]
The Current War
Katherine Waterston (“Inherent Vice”) will star as Marguerite Erskine, wife of George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) in Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s “The Current War” for The Weinstein Company. Shooting begins early December.
The drama deals with the battle between Westinghouse and rival Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) to create a sustainable electricity system and market it to the U.S. Nicholas Hoult is linked to playing Nikola Tesla, while Sienna Miller being courted for a role. [Source: Deadline]
Eve Hewson (The Knick”) and Avan Jogia (“Tut”) have joined Andie MacDowell and Hamish Linklater in Rebecca Addelman’s romantic drama “Paper Year” for First Generation Films. Filming began in Toronto this week ahead of a Los Angeles shoot at the end of the month.
Hewson and Jogia are portraying a newly married and barely employed couple madly in love and ready to conquer the world but as they move into the first year of marriage, they encounter obstacles that reveal cracks in their relationship. [Source: Variety]
Under the Silver Lake
Riley Keough (“American Honey”) is in final negotiations to co-star with Dakota Johnson, Andrew Garfield and Topher Grace in David Robert MItchell’s modern-day noir crime thriller “Under the Silver Lake” for A24. Michael De Luca, Chris Bender, Jack Weiner and Adele Romanski will produce. [Source: THR]
Olivia Wilde (“Tron: Legacy”) will star in Sarah Daggar Nickson’s drama “A Vigilante” for Emmett/Furla/Oasis. Shooting kicks off in February. Wilde plays The Woman, a secretive figure who rids victims of their domestic abusers. Randall Emmett, George Furla, Andrew D. Corkin, Lars Knudsen and Ambyr Childers are producing. [Source: Deadline]