Ving Rhames Boards ‘Operator’; ‘Threshold’ Ramps Up; Five Join ‘Clavius’

Ving Rhames has joined the cast of the beat-the-clock indie Operator, directed by sibling duo Obin and Amariah Olson (Unknown Caller). Mischa Barton, Michael Pare, and Luke Goss also star in the action-thriller about a 911 operator and her estranged cop husband whose daughter is abducted, forcing them to dispatch the city’s police and fire units to remote locations at the kidnappers’ bidding. Timothy Woodward Jr. and Larry Olson are producers. Story is by the Brothers Olson, Dwain Worrell, and Anthony Feole, while script is credited to Feole, Worrell, and Amariah Olson. Rhames is also set to return to the Mission Impossible fold for M:I-5 alongside Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner. He’s repped by Kramer Management.

Psychological thriller Threshold has set its cast with filming underway in L.A. Randy Wayne (To Save A Life, Honey 2), Trilby Glover (Righteous Kill), Leslie Stevens (A Chorus Line, The Young And The Restless), Derek Magyar (Phantom, No One Lives), Courtney Daniels (The Girl in the Book), and Rich Paul (Sons Of Anarchy) star in the tale of a couple who’ve struggled to conceive who adopt the ideal little boy. When a tragic accident takes the child’s life, the grieving parents are held hostage by an otherworldly intruder who seems to know everything about their lives and the death of their son. The Lake Forest Entertainment production in association with Busted Buggy Entertainment is directed by first-timer Jason Eric Perlman and produced by William Clevinger. Agent-turned-producer Graham Kaye is executive producer, and Elliott Michael Smith and Nick Zuvic are co-producers.

peter-firthOscar-nominated Peter Firth has been cast as Pontius Pilate in LD Entertainment’s Clavius, opposite Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton. Leonor Watling, Antonio Gil, Maria Botto, and Cliff Curtis also have joined the 1st century-set mystery thriller about an agnostic Roman Centurion tasked with investigating the rumored resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth in order to stop an uprising in Jerusalem. Kevin Reynolds directs the film, now in production in Malta and Spain. Paul Aiello scripted with Reynolds and Patrick Aiello is producing with LD Entertainment’s Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon.

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