The cast of the Jamie Dagg-directed thriller SWEET VIRGINIA is starting to take shape with an impressive roster of actors including Jon Bernthal, Imogen Poots, Christopher Abbott, Rosemarie Dewitt, and Odessa Young.
The script for Sweet Virginia was written Ben and Paul China landed on the Black List in 2012. Bernthal will star as a motel owner with a dark past who unknowingly befriends a young hitman (Abbott) responsible for a string of violent acts in a small town.
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones from Automatik will produce alongside Chris Ferguson for Oddfellows Entertainment and Fernando Loureiro and Roberto Vasconcellos for Exhibit. XYZ Films will executive produce with Rian Cahill and Jesse Savath.
Bernthal recently impressed on Netflix’s Daredevil as the popular comic book vigilante The Punisher and is set reprise the role in a standalone series in 2017. His movie credits include Sicario, Fury, The Wolf of Wall Street, and the forthcoming crime thriller The Accountant with Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick.
Poots currently stars in the Showtime series Roadies. Her most recent film credits include Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping and Green Room. She also appeared in Frank & Lola opposite Michael Shannon and can be seen in the forthcoming crime drama Friday’s Child.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer
This news was first reported by Deadline.