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Armie Hammer to Star in Psychological Thriller '2:22'

Lightstream Pictures co-founder Paul Currie is set to direct.

Armie Hammer
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Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer’s star power continues to roll on.

The actor, who played the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network, is attached to star in 2:22, a psychological thriller from Lightstream Pictures that will be selling at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Lightstream co-founder Paul Currie will direct from a script by Todd Stein and Nathan Parker.

2:22 is described as a “rollercoaster thriller that centers on Dylan (Hammer) an air traffic controller who is given a jolt when he narrowly escapes being responsible for a mid air collision between two passenger planes.  Caused by a mysterious blinding light that happened at 2:22, these strange occurrences continue and lead Dylan to meet Sarah, with whom he feels inexplicably linked. Together the two discover uncanny similarities with their current predicament and a double murder committed a generation ago. With a grim fate looming, Dylan must solve the mystery of 2:22 to preserve a love whose second chance has finally come.”

The film is eyeing a fall start in Sydney, Australia.

Lawrence Inglee from Lightstream Pictures is producing along with Bruce Davey of Icon Productions and Jackie O’Sullivan.

Timeless Films will be handling international sales for 2:22 beginning at the Cannes International Film Festival.  

Since the awards waved ridden by Social Network, Hammer has booked the role of the prince in Tarsem Singh’s The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, and is in talks with Disney to play the title character of The Lone Ranger, the high-profile project that has Johnny Depp attached as the Lone Ranger’s partner Tonto.

Hammer is repped by WME and attorney Harris Hartman.