17-year-old Odeya Rush has been cast opposite Sam in action-thriller Hunter’s Prayer. She will play Ella, a young girl who teams up with an assassin who has been hired to kill her family, to find the person responsible. Hailee Steinfeld and Emma Roberts had previously been attached to the movie.
The US/UK project, formerly known as ‘For The Dogs’ is to be directed by Jonathan Mostow. Producing are Navid McIlhargey and Anthony Rhulen for Film Engine, Chris Milburn for Midsummer Films, John and Michael Schwarz and Sam for Full Clip, Paul Rock, Jimmy Costas, and Paul Leyden.
The story is based on the Kevin Wignall novel and was adapted by Leyden, Oren Moverman, and John Brancato and Michael Ferris.
Filming is due to start next month in the UK.
Here are a few release dates for you. Will amend as we learn more…
‘The Keeping Room’ -
12th October 2014 (London Film Festival)
‘Paper Planes’ –
15th January 2015 -
Australia, New Zealand
17th September 2015 -
Argentina, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland (German speaking region)
18th September 2015 -
Estonia, Spain, UK, Iceland, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Turkey, USA
23rd September 2015 -
Germany, France, Switzerland (French speaking region)
24th September 2015 -
Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland (Italian speaking region)
‘Kidnapping Freddy Heineken’ -
Netherlands – 8th January 2015
Russia – 19th March 2015
For those waiting eagerly for news about ‘Deadline Gallipoli’ we have four great pics for you from the shoot, brought to you with very kind permission of Foxtel. Many Thanks! x
These pics come from a great story on news.com.au
This is what Sam had to say about the project –
“We wanted to do something for the 100 year commemoration of Gallipoli but I didn’t want it to be the old bully beef and slouch hat myth. “We wanted to do something that focused on the whole campaign, which hadn’t been attempted before.
By using journalists (as the central characters) and what they were striving to achieve in World War One, we found a different way in that made it more modern. He (Schuler) went into this almost like a swashbuckler. A tragedy for him would be if his steak was under-cooked or his suits weren’t tailored correctly. Then he is thrown into a situation where he sees what real tragedy is.
When you conjure the word “Gallipolli” it holds a lot of sentimentality and that is something we wanted to break. We didn’t want this to be a history lesson or stodgy. It was thanks to these journalists and push against the system that brought that (evacuation) about.”
Read the full story HERE
UK regional film and TV agency Screen Yorkshire has just announced its involvement in the thriller ‘Hunter’s Prayer’ (formerly titled ‘For The Dogs’). The agency has invested $25 million in the US/UK co-production via its Yorkshire Content Fund alongside the Ingenious Senior Film Fund and LipSync Productions.
Filming is due to begin in the autumn and will bring major Hollywood stars and filmmakers to Yorkshire. Filming will also take place in Hungary. Cast confirmed to date include Sam Worthington (Avatar, Terminator Salvation, Clash of the Titans, The Debt) with additional high profile names to be announced imminently.
Hunter’s Prayer will be directed by Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3) and produced by Navid McIlhargey (Rock’n’Rolla)/Anthony Rhulen (Rum Diary) for Film Engine (US), Chris Milburn (Getaway, An American Haunting) for Midsummer Films (UK), John and Michael Schwarz, Sam Worthington for Full Clip (US) and Paul Leyden.
Based on the critically acclaimed novel ‘For The Dogs’ by Kevin Wignall, the project is adapted for screen by writers Paul Leyden, Oren Moverman, and John Brancato and Michael Ferris.
The fast paced plot focuses on Stephen Lucas (Sam), a lone assassin who is hired to kill a young girl but can’t bring himself to do it. After he fails to carry out the task, both are marked for execution and hunted across Europe. Their only hope is to find out why her family were wiped out and bring those responsible to justice…
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‘Hannibal’ star Hugh Dancy is to join the cast of Sam’s WWI miniseries ‘Deadline Gallipoli’, and is set to play British war correspondent Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett.
The Australian production begins filming in Adelaide this week, and is set for a 2015 release on Foxtel to coincide with the centenary of Gallipoli.
Sam is starring in and producing the project which tells the story of the ill-fated WWI campaign from the perspective of Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, Phillip Schuler and Keith Murdoch who reported on the events in 1915.
Dancy is the latest of a steadily growing number of big names to join the project, with British stage and screen thespian Charles Dance also signing on along with Fringe actress Anna Torv and legendary Aussie actor Bryan Brown.
Rising Aussie star Jessica De Gouw has also signed on along with Rachel Griffiths.
Deadline Gallipoli is one of several projects being produced in the lead up to the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli.
ABC are also releasing ANZAC Girls which is set to tell the tale of the war from the unique perspective of female nurses who worked on the Western Front and at Gallipoli.