Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Ted 2) and Theo James (The Divergent Series: Insurgent) are set to star in the supernatural thriller Black Lung, it was announced today by 2929 Productions and Emily Ziff and Sara Murphy of Cooper’s Town Productions.
Seyfried plays Del, wife of a Utah coal miner (James) whose premonition moves her to save her husband just before an explosion in the mine traps all the other miners, an act that tests her marriage, puts her under suspicion of state officials tasked with the rescue, and stokes the resentment of all the other women in town. With time running out to save the entombed men, Del’s increasingly horrifying visions hint to something darker at play within the iconic mountain that looms over the plateau like an anvil, a darkness she comes to believe will consume them all.
Award-winning filmmaker Chase Palmer, whose scripts have appeared on the Black List, will make his feature film debut, directing from his own screenplay. Cary Fukunaga (HBO’s “True Detective,” Jane Eyre) is executive producing the project through his Parliament of Owls production company, set to start principal photography in summer 2015.
“‘Black Lung’ possesses that rare mix of qualities that we as producers dream about. It’s elegant, sophisticated, and thrillingly commercial with a visionary filmmaker and two electrifying actors on board to bring it to the screen,” said Ziff and Murphy.
“Amanda Seyfried and Theo James are two of the most in demand actors in Hollywood and are the perfect duo to play a couple battling with mysterious forces in ‘Black Lung.’ The tense script combined with these A-list stars will make it a key title for buyers in Berlin,” said Wilson and Nestel.
The Solution Entertainment Group, co-founded by Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel, is handling international rights and will launch sales at the European Film Market in Berlin. WME is representing US rights.
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