Lightstream Pictures today announced the psychological thriller 2:22, which will be directed by Lightstream co-founder Paul Currie (One Perfect Day) and based on an original concept by screenwriter Todd Stein (Unbound) and Nathan Parker (Moon). The film will star Armie Hammer, who is coming off the award-winning acclaimed film The Social Network and just wrapped Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar opposite Leonardo DiCaprio.
Lawrence Inglee (The Messenger, Rampart) from Lightstream Pictures is producing along with Bruce Davey (Braveheart, What Women Want) at Icon Productions and Jackie O’Sullivan (The Proposition). Timeless Films will be handling international sales for 2:22 beginning at the Cannes International Film Festival. The film will begin lensing in Sydney in the fall.
Lightstream Pictures co-founder and director Paul Currie said, “From the moment I first read the script, I realized that ‘2:22’ was the kind of project that is extremely rare; a film that is highly cinematic, visceral and mysterious, providing audiences a thrill ride from the first to the very last scene.”
Timeless Films Chairman Ralph Kamp exclaimed, “‘2:22’ continues with the current trend of intelligent thought-provoking films. This film promises to be high on energy, aesthetically appealing and we expect a very warm reception from our buyers in Cannes.”
2:22 is a clever, rollercoaster thriller that centers on Dylan (Hammer) an air traffic controller who is given a jolt when he narrowly escapes being responsible for a mid air collision between two passenger planes. Caused by a mysterious blinding light that happened at 2:22, these strange occurrences continue and lead Dylan to meet Sarah, with whom he feels inexplicably linked. Together the two discover uncanny similarities with their current predicament and a double murder committed a generation ago. With a grim fate looming, Dylan must solve the mystery of 2:22 to preserve a love whose second chance has finally come.
This year Hammer will also star as Prince Alcott in Tarsem Singh’s Snow White, opposite Julia Roberts and Lily Collins for Relativity Media.
Hammer is represented by Brandon Liebman at WME and attorney Harris Hartman, Currie is represented by David Flynn at UTA and Stein and Parker are repped by WME.