Mark O’Brien has come aboard Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s teen supernatural drama The Darkest Minds from 2oth Century Fox. The film, adapted from Alexandra Bracken’s YA trilogy, follows 16-year-old Ruby (Amandla Stenberg) who, gifted with psychic abilities, breaks out of the rehabilitation camp and joins a small group of gifted escapees on the run. Chad Hodge wrote the screenplay, which is being produced by Shawn Levy ‘s 21 Laps Entertainment. O’Brien recently wrapped supporting roles in Andrew Niccol’s film Anon, alongside Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried, and State Like Sleep with Michael Shannon and Luke Evans. O’Brien repped by Thruline Entertainment, The Characters Agency and Don Buchwald & Associates, was last seen in the Oscar-nominated Arrival.
Teen Wolf actor Ryan Kelley and Madison McKinley (The Wolf Of Wall Street) are set to co-star along Priya Lundberg, Golf Pichaya and Air Phantila in the indie film Realms. The pic, which is shooting in Bangkok where the movie is set, centers on the aftermath of a high-speed police chase that leads to an unexpected crash, two bank robbers and their three hostages taking shelter in a mysterious manor in the woods. As the criminals plot their next move and the hostages try to escape, they begin to realize no one is safe from the evil lurking inside the house. Daric Gates is directing the film, produced by Dean Altit and Pakin Maliwan. Kia Jam is exec producing with Malaysian distributor Fita Studios and Thailand Production Company Film Frame Productions. Kelley is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Primary Wave while McKinley is repped by Innovative Artists and Zero Gravity Management.