Protagonist is introducing the movie about warring lighthouse keepers to patrons at AFM.
Gerard Butler is having a busy few weeks.
Recent from becoming a member of Angels Has Fallen, the third in Millennium Movies’ motion franchise, the actor is now heading to the seas of Scotland for Keepers alongside Billy Lynn’s Lengthy Halftime Stroll breakout Joe Alwyn.
The psychological thriller, to be directed by award-winning Danish director Kristoffer Nyholm (The Killing, The Enfield Haunting, Taboo) will see Butler play considered one of a trio of lighthouse keepers pitted collectively on a distant island off the Scottish coast. Peter Mullan (Trainspotting) may also star within the movie, impressed by a real unsolved native thriller and written by BAFTA-nominated screenwriter Celyn Jones and actor/author Joe Bone.
Manufacturing Firm Mad as Birds confirmed that the movie is ready for an early 2017 shoot within the U.Okay. Protagonist Photos will introduce the venture to patrons throughout AFM this week. The movie will likely be absolutely financed by Cross Creek Photos (Hacksaw Ridge, Black Mass, Black Swan, Rush, Everest).
Keepers will likely be produced by Andy Evans, Ade Shannon and Sean Marley for Mad as Birds, Butler and Alan Siegel for G-Base and Brian Oliver for Cross Creek Photos. The venture was introduced into Cross Creek by Jason Seagraves who will function govt producer. The movie is solid and co-produced by Reg Poerscout-Edgerton.
“I really feel extremely lucky to have Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan and Joe Alwyn main the solid of Keepers – nice actors who’re deeply dedicated to this venture, and who will go the space,” mentioned Nyholm. “These males are the robust and distinctive characters on the coronary heart of this story, which is a journey from innocence to animalistic survival. Keepers was nice to learn, will likely be an journey to make, and terrifying to observe!”
Co-writers Jones and Bone, who conceived the concept for Keepers whereas starring collectively in biographical drama Castles within the Sky, added: “Our goal was to create a singular script that Kristoffer needed to direct, nice actors needed to carry out and a large viewers will wish to see. We additionally needed to say one thing poignant about belief and the frailty of the human situation. Keepers has all of the shock and awe life can supply, wrapped up in a movie that we hope will cling to its viewers effectively after the final reel stops turning within the cinema.”
Protagonist are promoting worldwide rights for Keepers. CAA, which represents Butler, Alwyn, and Nyholm, will co-represent North American rights. Butler can also be represented by Alan Siegel Leisure; Alywn by Unbiased Expertise Group; and Nyholm by United Brokers. Mullan is represented by Markham, Froggatt and Irwin. Celyn Jones is repped by APA, Thruline, and Hamilton Hodell.