Created by Mark Heyman (Black Swan, The Skeleton Twins) and based on George Pendle’s book of the same name, Strange Angel is inspired by the real-life story of Jack Parsons and explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction.
Reynor will play Jack Parsons, a brilliant and ambitious blue-collar worker of 1930s Los Angeles who started as a janitor at a chemical factory but had fantastical dreams that led him to birth the unknown discipline of American rocketry. Along the way, he fell into a mysterious world that included sex magic rituals at night, and he became a disciple of occultist Aleister Crowley. Parsons used Crowley’s teachings of self-actualization to support his unimaginable and unprecedented endeavor to the stars.
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CBS Television Studios produces in associate with Scott Free Productions. Mark Heyman, David DiGilio, Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker will serve as executive producers; Clayton Krueger will be co-executive producer, and David Lowery (A Ghost Story, Pete’s Dragon) directs and executive produces.
Reynor is best known for his starring roles in features Sing Street and Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction. He recently wrapped production on Focus Features’ On the Basis of Sex and will next be seen in Lionsgate’s upcoming sci-fi action-thriller Kin, opposite James Franco, Zoe Kravitz and Dennis Quaid, and Andy Serkis’ Warner Bros. feature The Jungle Book, set for release on October 19.
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