Tim McGraw and Alice Braga are to join Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer in Lionsgate’s adaptation of the 2007 best-selling novel by William Paul Young.
Radha Mitchell, Graham Greene and Aviv Alush will also co-star, while newcomer Amelie Eve will play Sam’s missing daughter.
Other cast additions include Megan Charpentier and Gage Munroe.
Stuart Hazeldine, director of ‘The Shack’ revealed the news on Sunday, saying “We have a great cast and a great crew bringing The Shack to life after many years of development. Excited to finally start shooting tomorrow.”
Gil Netter is producing the project via his Netter Productions, along with Brad Cummings.
Lionsgate’s Mike Paseornek, Matthew Janzen and Bree Bailey are overseeing the project on behalf of the studio, which acquired rights to the book in 2013. So far, ‘The Shack’ has sold more than 19 million copies in 39 languages.
Production started on Monday.
Sam Worthington is set to play the lead role in the upcoming film of bestselling book ‘The Shack’, joining ‘The Help’ star Octavia Spencer.
The 2007 book, by Canadian author William Paul Young, took the best-seller lists by storm.
In the story, the main character, Mackenzie Allen Phillips (played by Sam) loses his youngest daughter during a family vacation. Evidence is found in an abandoned shack, which leads police to believe she was abducted and murdered.
Four years later, the father receives a note, supposedly from God, inviting him back to the shack. Against his better judgment, he accepts the invitation and meets with God (Octavia), and the experience changes his life.
Adapted by John Fusco, the movie is to be directed by British screenwriter Stuart Hazeldine, and is set to begin filming in Vancouver on June 8th.
The film is being produced by Lionsgate, who acquired rights to the book in 2013.
‘The Shack’ does not have a release date at this time.
According to The Wrap, Sam Worthington has joined the cast for the new Gerard Butler heist flick “Den of Thieves”.
The Relativity Studios project has been in development since 1998, but will start shooting in Los Angeles and Puerto Rico in January 2016.
The story follows the story of a thief (Gerard Butler) who is caught between two criminal organisations whilst planning a daring heist, aiming to go after the loot in the Federal Reserve bank in Los Angeles – right under the nose of a corrupt Sheriff’s deputy.
Butler is also executive producing, along with Chris Bender and JC Spink. Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker TooleyMark Canton, Alan Siegel are also among its producers
Relativity’s Robbie Brenner will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.
Christian Gudegast is directing from a script co-written by himself, and Paul Scheuring.
Here’s the first trailer for ‘Deadline Gallipoli’, which is due to be shown on Foxtel.com.au in April.
The trailer comes via an exclusive announcement on ‘The Battle of Long Tan’ facebook page, which is the official page for the upcoming movie ‘Danger Close’, which also stars Sam Worthington. Both projects are being produced by Sam and his Full Clip Productions partners John and Michael Schwarz.