Cannes: David Oyelowo Joins Luke Evans in 'Three Seconds'

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British filmmaker, one of the directors of 'Peaky Blinders,' is helming the thriller.

David Oyelowo has joined Luke Evans in Three Seconds, the upcoming thriller directed by British director Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders) and based on the best-selling Swedish novel of the same title about an undercover prison assignment that goes horribly awry.

David Oyelowo has joined Luke Evans in Three Seconds, the upcoming thriller directed by British director Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders) and based on the best-selling Swedish novel of the same title about an undercover prison assignment that goes horribly awry.

Three Seconds, from an adapted screenplay by Matt Cook and Rowan Joffee, tells the story of a man (Evans) forced to go undercover in prison as part of an FBI operation. When he's abandoned, however, he's forced to escape on his own. Oyelowo will play an anti-social N.Y.P.D. detective who quickly begins unraveling the FBI’s operation after the murder of a fellow officer.

Basil Iwanyk's Thunder Road and Shine Pictures' Ollie Madden are producing Three Seconds alongside Kevin Frakes and Raj Singh of PalmStar Media, which is providing financing. Bloom is handling the film internationally, and is shopping the project to foreign buyers at the Cannes film market. Erica Lee is executive producing, while CAA and WME are co-representing domestic rights.

“David Oyelowo continues to impress everyone with the varying roles he takes on and the depth he brings to his characters. We’re very excited to see David, Luke and Otto bring such a gripping story to the big screen," Bloom's Alex Walton said. 

Three Seconds marks Oyelowo's second film being shopped at the Cannes film market. He's also starring in A United Kingdom, a biopic about Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana, who caused a scandal in the 1940s when marrying a white woman. Pathe is financing and handling that film

Oyelowo (Selma, The Butler) is represented by CAA and Inphenate in the U.S. and Hamilton Hodell in the UK.

Thunder Road is also one of the producers of Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario, which premieres in competition at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19. Thunder Road made the high-profile title with Black Label Media.


 
 

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