Cary Elwes Joins Superhero Drama 'The Hyperions'

'The Princess Brides' star boards the feature by writer/director Jon McDonald.
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Cary Elwes, star of the cult classic film The Princess Bride, is to star in The Hyperions for writer and director Jon McDonald and Justin Bell Productions.

The indie drama portrays a professor who in 1960 invents a device, the Titan badge, that offers humans superpowers, which creates an unusual family of superheroes who rise to fame and prestige.

But over time the family fractures, and fast-forward to 1979 two original superheroes go to extraordinary lengths to get their Titan badges back.

The Hyperions, produced by Justin Bell is set for an early 2019 shoot in Los Angeles.

Elwes' other movie credits include Bram Stoker's Dracula, Ella Enchanted, The Jungle Book and Saw. He is also set to appear in Stranger Things.

Elwes is repped by APA and is managed by Link Entertainment.