Oil industry drama Boomtown has expanded drilling operations, adding newcomer Tyler Riggs, Boyd Holbrook (Narcos), Rachel Brosnahan (House Of Cards), and Jocelin Donahue (Knight Of Cups) to the cast. Set in the Williston, North Dakota region that has seen explosive growth thanks to dramatically increased oil production, the film follows John Turner, (Riggs) a young man who leaves his family behind to take a grueling job in the local oil industry. Along the way, he encounters the struggles experienced by thousands of Americans grasping for the American dream. Donahue plays Turner’s wife and the mother of their infant son; Brosnahan plays Jaime, a bartender in town; Holbrook plays JT’s childhood friend, Dustin.
Boomtown is the first film taking place in the Bakken Formation, a region long known for high amounts of source rock that since 2000 has been a major center of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. It’s the feature debut of Sabyn Mayfield, who co-wrote the script with David Newbert. Mayfield and Newbert produce, and it’s executive produced by Laray Mayfield, and Thirty Tigers. John Moreland is writing the original score. From Stay Fly LLC, shooting is scheduled to begin on location in North Dakota in November. Riggs is repped by Next Model Management; Holbrook is repped by CAA and LBI Entertainment; Brosnahan was nominated for an Emmy earlier this year in the guest actress category for her work on House of Cards, and is repped by Innovative Artists; Carole Dibo is repped by Talent Management; and Donahue is repped by ICM Partners and The Group Management.
Awesomeness Films has announced that Halston Sage, Logan Miller, and Kian Lawley have joined the cast of Before I fall, along with Diego Boneta and Elena Kampouris. Based on the book of the same name by Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall stars Zoey Deutch as Samantha Kingston, a high school senior, who has it all: beautiful, with a great boyfriend and amazing best friends. That is until she finds herself stuck in a Groundhog Day style time loop, forced to relive February 12 over and over again. It’s directed by Ry Russo-Young from a script by Maria Maggenti, and produced by Awesomeness Films’ Brian Robbins and Matt Kaplan along with Jon Shestack. Shooting is set to start in November; Good Universe will kick off international sales at AFM.
Halston Sage was recently seen in 20th Century Fox’s Paper Towns and will next appear in The Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse. She’s repped by CAA and ROAR. Logan Miller is also appearing in The Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse, and recently wrapped Dreamworks’ A Dog’s Purpose. He’s repped by by Innovative Artists and Primary Wave Entertainment. Kian Lawley is known for his YouTube comedy vlogs, and made his film debut this summer in The Chosen, and will soon be seen in Shovel Buddies. He’s repped by CAA and Big Frame. Diego Boneta is repped by Management 360 and Gersh. Elena Kampouris is repped by Paradigm and Untitled Entertainment. UTA packaged the film.