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Sophie Turner and Dane DeHaan team up for crime thriller ‘Warddriver’ – The Hollywood Reporter

Dane DeHaan, recently chosen for the next Christopher Nolan film Oppenheimerand game of thrones and X-Men: Dark Phoenix star Sophie Turner to direct upcoming crime thriller war pilota sensational new addition to Berlin’s Virtual European Film Market (EFM).

Written and directed by Daniel Casey – best known for writing F9: the fast saga but whose credits also include Liongate’s Close – the film is due to begin principal photography this summer in Los Angeles.

Tim White, Trevor White and Allan Mandelbaum of Star Thrower Entertainment, who produced the critically acclaimed Oscar-nominated Will Smith King Richardalongside political thriller Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep The post officewill produce war pilot alongside David M. Wulf (Call Jane, The card counter). The film is co-financed by Highland Film Group, which represents the film’s international rights and is initiating sales at the EFM. CAA Media Finance represents national rights.

war pilot follows a brilliant, tech-savvy thief named Cole (DeHaan) who has highly specialized skills and uses them to carry out thefts from his laptop. When Oscar, a criminal with a dangerous past, discovers Cole’s unique talents, he forces him to hack into the bank account of young and seemingly wealthy Sarah (Turner) and drain it of nearly a million dollars. Cole soon discovers that a powerful mob-linked lawyer is using Sarah to hide his money. Seeking to save her from danger, Cole initiates a plan to replace the stolen money and begins to fall in love with Sarah. Ignoring the warning signs that something bigger is wrong, Cole soon finds himself drawn into an elaborate web of lies, deception and betrayal.

“I’m beyond thrilled to be working with Dane DeHaan and Sophie Turner on Wardriver,” Casey said. “Both are incredible performers and gifted and talented artists in the truest sense of the word. I know I speak not only for myself but also for the amazing teams at Star Thrower Entertainment and Highland Film Group in saying that I have can’t wait to see them bring the roles of Cole and Sarah to life.

Next to Oppenheimerin which he will join a cast including Cillian Murphy, Florence Pugh, Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr. and Rami Malek, DeHaan also stars in McCarthy, the biopic of Senator Joseph McCarthy, in which he will play Roy Cohn. Turner, meanwhile, has the Netflix feature foreigners alongside upcoming Maya Hawke and Austin Abrams. Before war pilotDeHaan and Turner appear together in the HBO Max miniseries The staircasebased on the 2004 French true crime docu-series.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Dane and Sophie team up for this hacking thriller from the superb writer behind the box office giant. F9: the fast sagasaid Highland Film Group CEO Arianne Fraser.

“Daniel Casey has crafted a brilliant story full of suspense and intrigue. We are thrilled to be working with this talented filmmaker and can’t wait to see the cameras rolling next spring,” added Delphine Perrier, COO of Highland.

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