Monaghan & Rodriguez Seek Fortuna

Dominic Monaghan (TV’s “Lost”) and Freddy Rodriguez (TV’s “Ugly Betty,” “Six Feet Under”) have joined writer-director Barthelemy Grossmann’s sci-fi horror thriller “Fortuna” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Set in 2100, the story envisions an Earth where a collapsed economy and climate crises have eliminated the middle class leaving a few very wealthy and the teeming masses in severe poverty.

To avoid revolt, the elite create Fortuna, a mysterious game where one in a thousand wins a big payday and joins the upper classes. Their hidden goal to “reduce poverty” by 30% over 50 years however comes with a deadly price tag.

Monaghan, Rodriguez and Grossmann will play desperate men who play the game in a nearby tower, despite apprehensions that none of its contestants are ever seen again.

Shooting runs from November 10th to late December in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia where desolate, ghettolike sets are being built.