EXCLUSIVE: Orange Is The New Black star Taylor Schilling is joining The Titan opposite Sam Worthington and Tom Wilkinson. Set in a not-too-distant future, it tracks the journey of a military family that is relocated to take part in a groundbreaking experiment of man’s genetic evolution into space.
Lennart Ruff directs the project, an elevated sci-fi feature produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones’ Automatik, Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken’s 42 and Arash Amel. Max Hurwitz (Hell On Wheels) wrote the screenplay based on a original story by Amel (Grace Of Monaco). The film starts shooting next month in Europe.
Voltage Pictures is handling international sales, with CAA handling domestic sales. Leon Clarance and Motion Picture Capital will produce and fully finance. Fred Berger is onboard as an exec producer.
Schilling is joining the project straight off filming Season 4 of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black and the feature project Phil, starring and directed by Greg Kinnear. In the latter, Kinnear plays a dentist who decides to impersonate a Greek plumber and infiltrate the home of one of his patients after the man dies in his dental chair, in the process falling for dead man’s widow. Schilling shot her scenes for Phil on days off from the Orange set.
Schilling is repped by Gersh and 3Arts.