Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Nyqvist, Frank Grillo and Colin Ford are all attached to star in “Murderball” helmer Henry Alex Rubin’s $8-10 million indie drama “Disconnect”says Variety.
The large ensemble drama deals with characters who are affected, and in some cases destroyed, by the Internet and other forms of modern communication.
Skarsgard will play a former Marine who’s economically struggling emotionally cut off from his wife, prompting him to seek an affair online. Nyqvist will play a man who Skarsgard and his wife suspect of stealing their identity.
Grillo plays a single father and computer safety expert who’s overprotective of his 15-year-old son’s access to the dangers of the online world. Ford would play Grillo’s skater son who deals with his own emotional pain by chatting online with a troubled teen under the guise of being a teen girl.
Andrea Riseborough is circling the role of an ambitious TV reporter who pursues a story about a young male model who poses nude online.
Andrew Stern (“Return to Me”) wrote the script while Mickey Liddell, William Horberg and Jennifer Hilton will produce. Shooting kicks off next month in New York City.