Elijah Wood and Nicolas Cage Team for The Trust

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Elijah Wood (“Wilfred,” The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) is set to star opposite previously-announced Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, Joe) in Benjamin and Alex Brewer’s upcoming crime drama The Trust. The film follows two crooked cops, David Waters (Wood) and Jim Stone (Cage), who discover a hidden safe while working in the evidence unit of the police department. The duo’s desire for the possessions of the safe throws them into a deadly well of corruption leaving them fighting for their lives and questioning their every move.

Benjamin Brewer and Adam Hirsch co-wrote the script for the film, which has Braxton Pope and Molly Hassell attached to produce.

Wood recently wrapped production on Breck Eisner’s supernatural action story, The Last Witch Hunter, which also stars Vin Diesel, Julie Engelbrecht, Rose Leslie, Michael Caine and Olafur Darri Olafsson. He can also be seen coming up in Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion’s Cooties, starring opposite Leigh Whannell, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Jack McBrayer, Jorge Garcia and Nasim Pedrad. Wood is also producing the horror comedy through his production company, SpectreVision.

Production is currently underway on The Trust in Las Vegas, Nevada with the film set for an October 2015 release date through Lionsgate.

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