More news is coming out of the European Film Market as I Know What You Did Last Summer director Jim Gillespie will be shopping his latest project, Take Down, with one of the stars of “The Originals,” Phoebe Tonkin, in talks to appear in the film.
Potentially joining Tonkin are Jeremy Sumpter (Soul Surfer, Frailty, Excision, “Friday Night Lights”) and Sebastian Koch (A Good Day to Die Hard, The Lives of Others).
The young adult thriller is based on a script by Alexander Ignon (Ransom).
Slated for an April 2014 start date, the film’s producing team is headed up by Ed Elbert, Sarah Ryan Black, and Stefan Brunner. Take Down is being packaged and produced by Pinewood Pictures, the offshoot of UK studio group Pinewood Shepperton Plc., whose Steve Christian will executive produce. Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International is handling foreign sales on the project.
Director Jim Gillespie added: “The qualities every director searches for in their actors are talent, charisma, and commitment. I’ve been lucky enough to find all three in Jeremy and Phoebe. Mark my words; these are the stars of tomorrow.”
Showcasing a young and sexy ensemble cast, Take Down follows the spoiled offspring of international billionaires, sent to a tough-love school in the remote wilderness by their parents in the hope of shaping them up. When they are taken hostage and held for a billion dollar ransom by a group of clever and well-armed kidnappers, the kids are forced to try to save themselves.
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