Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star Benjamin Walker has joined the growing cast of the indie dark comedy LOOK AWAY. Walker will join emerging UK talent Shannon Tarbet, Matthew Broderick, Chloe Sevigny, Aidan Turner, and Jason Fuchs.
The pic, which was scripted by Jennifer Schuur, centers on an offbeat young woman (Tarbet) who is unable to physically see her mother as a result of selective blindness. Andy Delaney and Monty Whitebloom will co-direct the production, which is currently shooting in New York.
Walker will protray Farmer Smithson, a local psychiatrist who treats Tarbet, though suffering from an affliction of his own, a mild case of Aspergers.
Walker has been on the rise as of late, starring opposite Chris Hemsworth in Ron Howard’s epic sea-faring drama In The Heart Of The Sea and alongside Pierce Brosnan in Paramount’s fantasy The Moon and the Sun, both of which bow in the second half of the year. Next, he’ll appear with Teresa Palmer, Tom Welling, and Alexandra Daddario in Lionsgate’s Nicholas Sparks adaptation, The Choice.
The news was first reported by TheWrap.
Clark Allen | Associate Editor