Two-time Emmy winner Bradley Whitford (Get Out), Scoot McNairy (Godless) and Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four) have signed on to join Nicole Kidman in Karyn Kusama’s modern crime thriller Destroyer, it was announced Tuesday.
Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell (Kidman) who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.
Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and Sebastian Stan (I, Tonya) will co-star in the film, which will be fully financed by 30WEST. The script was written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, who are also producing alongside Fred Berger of Automatik. Production will start next week in Los Angeles.
Whitford was just honored by the National Board of Review as part of the ensemble cast of Jordan Peele’s Get Out, and he also co-stars in Steven Spielberg’s The Post, which was named Best Picture by NBR. He recently wrapped Godzilla: King of Monsters for Legendary and Warner Bros. Whitford is represented by ICM Partners and Greenlight Management and Production.
McNairy currently stars on the Netflix series Godless, and he recently wrapped filming on The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter starring Josh Brolin and Danny McBride. He’s repped by WME and The Group Management.
Kebbell recently appeared in Kong: Skull Island and reprised his role as Koba in War for the Planet of the Apes. He next stars in Whitney Cummings’ romantic comedy The Female Brain, which will be released in theaters on February 9. He’s repped by CAA and Independent Talent Group.
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