Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots to Star in Thriller 'Green Room' (Exclusive)

'Blue Ruin' filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier wrote the script and is directing
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Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots, who starred opposite each other in the 2011 remake of Fright Night, are reteaming to star in Green Room, an indie thriller from Blue Ruin filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier.

Also joining the production are Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), Callum Turner (Queen and Country), Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders), Macon Blair (Blue Ruin) and Mark Webber (Laggies).

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The story centers on a punk band, headlined by Yelchin’s character, who witnesses a murder at one of their shows in a middle-of-nowhere venue. They find themselves locked in the green room and targeted for death by a gang of racist skinheads.

Poots will play a skinhead whose friend is the one whose death sets the action in motion and who joins forces with the band.

The indie shoots later this month in Portland.

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Broad Green Pictures is producing and financing the movie. It will also distribute.

Yelchin has Cymbeline, a thriller that also stars Ethan Hawke, Milla Jovovich and Dakota Johnson, in the can. He will reprise the role of Chekov in Star Trek 3.

Poots appeared in DreamWorks’ Need for Speed and will star in the thriller The Blunderer with Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel.

Yelchin is repped by CAA and Sloane Offer; Poots is repped by CAA and Independent Talent.

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