Toby Huss, who played the cult leader in The Invitation, will once again work with director Karyn Kusama on the upcoming crime thriller Destroyer, it was announced Monday by 30WEST.
Additionally, Beau Knapp (I’m a big fan of this guy), Jade Pettyjohn, Zach Villa and James Jordan have also joined the cast, which is led by Nicole Kidman, Tatiana Maslany, Sebastian Stan, Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell and Scoot McNairy.
Kusama is directing from an original screenplay by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, who are producing with Fred Berger of Automatik. 30WEST is fully financing the film, which starts production today in Los Angeles.
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.
Huss recently wrapped AMC’s hit series Halt and Catch Fire, and he’ll soon be seen alongside Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker in the crime movie LAbyrinth.
Knapp next stars in Veena Sud’s Netflix drama Seven Seconds and alongside Bruce Willis in MGM’s Death Wish remake. His credits include Super 8, The Nice Guys and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, among others.
Pettyjohn stars as ‘Summer’ in Nickelodeon’s Emmy-nominated series “School of Rock,” and will next be seen in Edward Zwick’s Trial by Fire alongside Laura Dern. Villa is a musician and actor known for his work as a series regular on Bordertown, an animated series that premiered on FOX in 2016. He also has a recurring role on Dan Is Dead. Jordan is known for roles on Bloodline and Fargo, while his feature credits include Wind River and Message from the King.
Knapp is represented by Luber Roklin Entertainment and CAA. Pettyjohn is repped by Karen Renna & Associates and Innovative Artists. Villa is repped by Velocity Entertainment Partners and Don Buchwald & Associates. Huss is repped by Principato-Young Entertainment and Abrams Artists Agency. Jordan is repped by Stone Manners and Freed Management.
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