TAG | Flight 7500
A trio of actresses have joined the cast of The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu’s thriller 7500. Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch), Christian Serratos (The Twilight Saga), and Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween) have joined the cast of the pic, which centers on a group of passengers who begin to experience supernatural phenomena after a passenger mysteriously dies during the international flight. Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Amy Smart, and Leslie Bibb (Zookeeper) were recently set to star. Heat Vision reports that Chung will play a newly-engaged flight attendant on her first flight, Taylor-Compton plays a passenger who has a “unique perspective on death”, and Serratos will play a woman who shares a secret with her boyfriend. Lost writer Craig Rosenberg penned the screenplay, and production is set to begin soon.
We’ve got a couple of casting stories for you this afternoon. First up, Amy Smart, Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), and Leslie Bibb (Zookeeper) have signed on for the thriller 7500. Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge) is directing the pic from a script by Craig Rosenberg (The Uninvited). Yesterday we brought you some first synopses from a number of films being sold at AFM this week, and 7500 was among them. The pic tells the story of a group of passengers who begin to experience frightening supernatural phenomena after a passenger mysteriously dies in flight. Those remaining are left to wonder if they’re next. Variety reports that Kwanten and Smart will play a married couple who board the flight with two of their longtime friends for a trip to Japan, while Bibb will play “a stewardess involved in a complicated and secret relationship.” Hit the jump for casting news concerning the indie thriller The East, which stars Brit Marling and Ellen Page. Additionally, Aldis Hodge (Leverage) and Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood) have joined the cast of the eco-thriller The East. The film stars Alexander Skarsgard, Brit Marling, and Ellen Page and centers on the employee of a private contracting firm (Marling) whose job is to protect corporations from eco-terrorists and extremists. She goes undercover at an anarchist organization known as “The East”, but soon begins falling for the group’s leader (Skarsgard). Zal Batmanglij (Sound of My Voice) is directing the film from a script he co-wrote with Marling. THR reports that Aldis will ...