Max Thieriot (“The Pacifier,” “Jumper,” “Kit Kitteridge”) has landed the lead role in the sci-fi action film “Prodigy” for Intrepid Pictures and Kincine says The Hollywood Reporter.
Thieriot will play William Cooley, a rebellious student at an elite boarding school producing world leaders with the help of pharmaceuticals. Three days before graduation, several of its alumni are murdered, and William is implicated.
As the school valedictorian investigates William, the two eventually become reluctant allies and targets while uncovering a conspiracy behind the crimes.
Dave Kalstein adapted the screenplay from his 2006 novel and Chuck Russell will direct. The Spanish production will begin filming October 6th in Valencia and Alicante.