Taylor John Smith (Wolves) has booked a role in Hunter Killer, starring Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman. The action thriller centers on an American submarine commander sent deep in Russian waters to save the country’s elected president in the midst of a military coup. Smith will play a sonar man on the sub. Donovan Marsh is directing from a script by Peter Craig and Jamie Moss. Smith’s credits include an arc on American Crime this season, and he is the male lead in NBC’s pilot Cruel Intentions. Smith also appears in the upcoming films You Get Me, Holding Patterns and Tatterdemalion. He is repped by CAA and Cohen Entertainment.
Hiroyuki Sanada (Extant) joined the cast in Sony’s Life, playing a member of the International Space Station crew alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson. Daniel Espinosa is directing from a script by Deadpool‘s Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg are producing along with Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn. Sanada’s recent credits include TV’s Helix and The Last Ship and feastures Mr. Holmes, 47 Ronin and The Wolverine. The Tokyo-born actor is represented by CAA, Ligthouse Ent. and Sheppard Mullin.