Quick News: Brookers, Boy, Son, Occupation

Christopher Egan (“Letters to Juliet,” TV’s “Dominion”), Hanna Griffiths (“Macbeth,” “Underbelly”) and Gyton Grantley (“The Reef,” “Beneath Hill 60”) have joined the romantic drama “Brokers”. Warren Zide and James Wallace are producing and filming begins in August.

The true story tale is set in 1994 with Egan playing Kingsley Walker, a currency trading prodigy from Sydney who moves to Manhattan to run the largest currency trade ever for a reclusive American billionaire nicknamed ‘The Whale’. [Source: Deadline]

The Boy at the Keyhole
New Regency has acquired the film rights to Stephen Giles’ novel “The Boy at the Keyhole” with Arnon Milchan attached to produce.

The story follows a British boy who, after his mother is abruptly called away to America, begins to suspect that perhaps she did not leave but was murdered – by the housekeeper who cares for him in the family’s isolated country estate. [Source: Variety]

Native Son
Sanaa Lathan (“American Assassin,” “Alien vs. Predator”) has joined the cast of the film adaptation of Richard Wright’s iconic novel “Native Son” at A24. Pulitzer-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks is penning the script while Rashid Johnson is helming.

Lathan plays a widow raising three kids in a cramped Chicago apartment. When her new boyfriend arranges a chauffeur job interview for her eldest son (Ashton Sanders), a chain of events is triggered that will have devastating consequences. Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson and Bill Camp also star. [Source: Deadline]

A new one-sheet is out for Luke Sparke’s Australian sci-fi feature “Occupation” which Saban Films has acquired for U.S. release. Temuera Morrison, Dan Ewing, Stephany Jacobsen, Charles Mesure, Aaron Jeffery, Jacqueline McKenzie and Bruce Spence co-star.

The story follows a small group of town residents who band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back. [Source: Bloody Disgusting]