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Updated 09.02.16: Mark Townend’s high-concept sci-fi action thriller, pitched as Looper meets Safe House, continues to burn up the market ahead of the holiday weekend, with Screen Gems, Legendary Pictures, and AG Capital being the latest to take a closer look at what has become one of the summer’s hottest specs.
Ethan Hawke has signed on to star in 24 Hours To Live. Sierra/Affinity will be handling international sales at the European Film Market in Berlin while CAA handles domestic rights.
Liam Neeson is set to star in Felt from writer-director Peter Landesman. The film follows the real life of the man behind “Deep Throat,” the whistleblower in the Watergate scandal.
Coldest City continues add to its cast to the Charlize Theron-starring actioner, as John Goodman is now in talks for a role. The film follows Theron as a spy who springs into action after an underground MI6 officer is killed just before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Goodman is in talks for a role of an American agent that works with Theron.
Need For Speed helmer Scott Waugh has signed onto to direct Blackout from Sierra/Affinity and Broken Road, about a man plunged into darkness in the midst of transporting a dangerous criminal criminal across town.
The project, scripted by the Russo’s, was already set up at Sierra/Affinity Pictures and Closed On Mondays Entertainment, but will now be housed at the studio under the duo’s first-look deal.