Vincent Cassel, 'Get Down' Star Mamoudou Athie Join 'Underwater' (Exclusive)

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Vincent Cassel (left), Mamoudou Athie

William Eubank is helming the Fox and Chernin action-thriller that will star Kristen Stewart.

Vincent Cassel and The Get Down star Mamoudou Athie are joining Fox and Chernin's action-thriller Underwater.

Kristen Stewart and T.J Miller are attached to the film, which follows a crew of underwater researchers who must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory.

William Eubank (The Signal) will direct from a script by Brian Duffield (Insurgent, Jane Got a Gun).

Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Tonia Davis are producing, while Kevin Holloran is executive producing. The film is now shooting in New Orleans.

Cassel was most recently seen in Jason Bourne with Matt Damon, and Xavier Dolan’s It's Only the End of the World. He will play Paul Gauguin in the film Gauguin. Cassel is repped by CAA.

Athie plays Grandmaster Flash on the Netflix series The Get Down, and his film credits include Jean of the Joneses and Sundance sensation Patti Cake$. He will soon be seen in The Circle with Emma Watson. Athie is repped by Gersh and Anonymous Content.

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