Australian born actor Brenton Thwaites has been cast as the lead in Entry Level, an action thriller from director Franck Khalfoun. The film is set to begin shooting early next year and 13 Films is handling international sales on the project at AFM this week. Written by Benjamin Hurley, the pic follows a young man who mysteriously awakens in a super high-security office building. He is forced by an unknown stranger to complete a strictly timed series of dangerous tasks that implicate him in a deadly crime with global consequences. Craig Perry and Sheila Taylor of Practical Pictures will produce with Content Media’s Tom Butterfield. Dan Spilo of Industry Entertainment will executive produce. Thwaites stars in Disney’s upcoming sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales alongside Johnny Depp. He is repped by WME and Industry Entertainment.
Will Brill has joined Bella Throne and Jessie T. Usher in Ride, helmed and written by Jeremy Ungar. The thriller is set during the course of one evening in Los Angeles when a seemingly innocuous Uber ride goes horribly wrong. WME reps the film and Unified Pictures is producing. Brill will next be seen in the Netflix series The OA starring and co-created by Brit Marling and also stars in Nicolas Pesce’s The Eyes Of My Mother, out later this year. He is with Stewart Talent and Authentic Talent & Literary Management.