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Andy Garcia, Frank Grillo, Tyler Posey to Star in Action-Thriller 'Decoy' (Exclusive)
Andy Garcia, Frank Grillo and Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey are teaming up to star in Decoy, an action-thriller to be directed by Allan Ungar.
13 Films is handling international sales and will introduce the film to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival. Andrew Gunn (Sky High) and Michael Bien (Billionaire Boys Club) are on board to produce.
Written by David Benullo, the script centers on a young identity thief (Posey) who finds himself being hunted by the NSA after he unwittingly steals the identity of a wanted man. Grillo will play the head of a task force hunting Posey while Garcia will play the CEO of a private defense contractor who is the architect of all of Posey's troubles.
Decoy was featured on the 2014 Hit List, which tracks well-liked spec scripts.
Gunn will produce under his Gunn Films banner while Bien produces via his Cedarvale Pictures shingle. Angela Donald is also producing.
HLP+ Partners Henry Less and Sissy Federer, Tom North, along with Tannaz Anisi and Greg Schenz of 13 Films will serve as executive producers. Ben Shahrabani is also exec producing.
Ungar wrote and directed Gridlocked, an action movie throwback that starred Dominic Purcell and Stephen Lang. It was acquired by Netflix last year.
Garcia will next be seen in Dean Devlin's environmental disaster movie Geostorm with Gerard Butler and Ed Harris. He is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Grillo is having a unique moment this summer, co-starring in Wolf Warrior II, the surprise Chinese hit that has made headlines as the second-highest grossing movie in China ever with $810 million (and counting!). The actor was a key villain in the Captain America movies and will be seen in Joe Carnahan’s Netflix movie Wheelman. He is repped by CAA and Management 360.
Posey, best known for toplining Teen Wolf for six seasons, recently wrapped the Blumhouse horror movie Truth or Dare, directed by Jeff Wadlow. He is repped by Gersh and 3 Arts.
Ungar is repped by APA, Zero Gravity and The Characters Talent Agency. Benullo is repped by APA and Quattro Media.