Principal photography is underway on the thriller Unknown White Male under the direction of Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan). The film stars Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List, upcoming Clash of the Titans), Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds), January Jones (TV’s “Mad Men”), Aidan Quinn (TV’s “The Book of Daniel”), Bruno Ganz (The Reader) and Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon).
The film is being produced by Joel Silver, under his Dark Castle Entertainment banner; Leonard Goldberg; and Dark Castle’s Andrew Rona.
Steve Richards, Sarah Meyer and Peter McAleese are serving as the film’s executive producers, with Charlie Woebcken, Christoph Fisser and Henning Molfenter co-producing. The screenplay is by Oliver Butcher & Stephen Cornwell and Karl Gajdusek, based on the novel “Out of My Head” by Didier van Cauwelaert.
Liam Neeson stars as Dr. Martin Harris, who awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife (January Jones) suddenly doesn’t recognize him and another man (Aidan Quinn) has assumed his identity.
Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired, and on the run. Aided by an unlikely ally (Diane Kruger), Martin plunges headlong into a deadly mystery that will force him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he’s willing to go to uncover the truth.
Unknown White Male is being shot entirely on location in Germany, with some filming being accomplished at Studio Babelsberg, the oldest large-scale studio complex in the world. Studio Babelsberg is also a co-producer on the film, under an agreement with Silver’s Dark Castle Entertainment.
Unknown White Male will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.