Maggie Grace, who starred opposite Liam Neeson in the Taken trilogy, Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and Ralph Ineson (The Witch, The Huntsman: Winter’s War) have been set to star alongside Toby Kebbell (Ben-Hur) in Rob Cohen’ new action/thriller Category 5.
Scripted by Cohen, Scott Windhauser, Jeff Dixon, Anthony Fingleton, and Carlos Davis, Category 5 follows a team of tech hackers embarking on a $600 million robbery from a coastal U.S. Mint facility the same time a disastrous Category 5 storm is set to strike. The remaining people left in the deserted beach town are a meteorologist (Kebbel), a treasury agent (Grace), and the meteorologist’s ex-marine brother (Kwanten). Together they must not only survive the storm, but also stop the mastermind thieves, headed by Inneson, from accomplishing the heist of the century.
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Randy Couture (The Expendables), Melissa Bolona (Dog Eat Dog) and Jamie Andrew Cutler (Kick-Ass 2) have also joined the cast.
Grace is best known for the Taken trilogy and her award-winning performance in the TV series Lost. Upcoming projects include the Darren Aronofsky produced 478 opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger & Scoot McNairy and A Scent of Rain & Lightning that she produced and stars opposite Maika Monroe.
Kwanten is best known for his lead role in HBO’s True Blood alongside Academy Award-winner Anna Paquin and most recently joined fellow Aussie Toni Collette in voice for Australian hit Blinky Bill the Movie and starred in Kidnapping Mr. Heineken opposite Jim Sturgess and Sam Worthington.
Ineson most recently appeared in The Huntsman: Winter’s War alongside Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, and Charlize Theron. Six-time world heavyweight and light heavyweight UFC champion Randy Couture most recently starred in Hawaii Five-0 as well as The Expendables franchise. Bolona recently starred alongside Nicholas Cage in Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog, which made its World Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Cutler is best known for the CW series Legends of Tomorrow.
Foresight Unlimited is handling foreign sales and introduced Category 5 to foreign buyers at the Berlin International Film Festival in February where the film has practically sold out.
Damiano Tucci, Danny Roth, Karen Baldwin, Howard Baldwin, Michael Tadross Jr., and Rob Cohen are producing. Bill Immerman, Mark Damon, Tamara Birkemoe, Christopher Conover, and Allie Greenleaf Maldonado are executive producing.
Grace is represented by UTA and Zero Gravity Management. Kwanten is represented by CAA, LINK Entertainment, The Artists Partnership and RGM Artists. Ineson is represented by Gordon and French, Couture by The Gersh Agency, Bolona by Mavrick Artists Agency and TWM Talent Agency and Cutler by Agency for the Performing Arts.
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