Kellan Lutz, Taryn Manning, Anton Yelchin Join Cast of 'Experimenter' (Exclusive)
Legend of Hercules star Kellan Lutz, Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin and Orange Is the New Black actress Taryn Manning have joined the cast of Michael Almereyda's Experimenter.
Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder are starring in the indie drama, which tells of famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram.
Milgram was the man who, in 1961, designed the controversial Obedience Experiments at Yale University, which observed the responses of ordinary people who believed they were sending harmful electrical shocks to an affable stranger.
Lutz will play actor William Shatner, who portrayed Milgram in a 1970s TV movie. Yelchin plays Rensaleer, a man who resists authority. Manning plays Mrs. Lowe, a test subject who is distressed by the process and pushes back.
Also joining the cast are Anthony Edwards (ER) as Miller, the first person subjected to the experiment, and Edoardo Ballerini (Romeo Must Die) as Milgram’s best friend. Filming has begun in New York.
The drama is being labeled a B.B. Film Productions, F.J. Productions and Intrinsic Value Films release.
Producing are Uri Singer, Fabio Golombek, Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins, Danny A. Abeckaser and Per Melita.
Jeff Rice, Lati Grobman, Christa Campbell, Lee Broda, Claudio Szajman and Rogerio Ferezin are executive producers.
Lutz is repped by WME and Zero Gravity Management and Manning by Resolution and Radius Entertainment.
Yelchin is repped by CAA while Edwards is repped by Gersh and Lovett Management.