EXCLUSIVE: Margo Martindale (Uncle Frank), Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones), Christian Convery (Sweet Tooth), Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project), Kahyun Kim (American Gods), and newcomer Scott Seiss have joined Cocaine Bear, rounding out the cast of the Universal pic which heads into production in Ireland this month.
Elizabeth Banks’ (Charlie’s Angels, Pitch Perfect franchise) second feature for the studio is billed as a character-driven thriller inspired by true events, which took place in Kentucky in 1985.
Jimmy Warden wrote the script. Additional information is being kept under wraps.
Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Aditya Sood are producing for Lord Miller. Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman will also produce under their Brownstone Productions banner, along with Brian Duffield. Robin Fisichella will serve as exec producer.
EVP of Production Matt Reilly and Director of Development, Christine Sun, will oversee the project on behalf of Universal.
Martindale, Hivju, Convery, Prince, Kim and Seiss join a star-studded cast that also includes Keri Russell (The Americans), Ray Liotta (The Many Saints of Newark), Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Godzilla: King of the Monsters) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), as we told you first.
Martindale is represented by Gersh. Hivju is repped by UTA, Panorama Agency and attorney Jared Bloch at Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson. Convery is repped by Innovative Artists, Premiere Talent Management and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Prince is repped by UTA, Thirty Three Management and Hansen Jacobson Teller Hoberman. Kim is repped by SDB Partners, Zero Gravity Management and Darren M. Trattner at Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein. Seiss is with WME, Mainstay Entertainment, and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis.
Banks and Brownstone are represented by UTA, Untitled Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham LLP. Lord Miller is repped by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham LLP. Duffield is with UTA, Circle of Confusion and Behr Abramson Levy.
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