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Dominic Cooper, the British star best known for AMC’s Preacher and features such as Mamma Mia!, Captain America: The First Avenger, An Education and The History Boys, is set to take the lead in upcoming thriller Nightfall.
The feature, being launched at the 2021 Virtual Cannes Market, which starts today Monday, by The Exchange, will be directed by BAFTA-winning director James Strong (Broadchurch, Vanity Fair, upcoming BBC series Vigil) from an original screenplay by Lizz-Ayn Shaarawi.
Nightfall sees Cooper play a charismatic former hard rock band front man who wants nothing more than to be left alone. But when a sexy young fan shows up at his doorstep and accuses him of the unthinkable, he discovers that walking away might not be so easy.
The film will be produced by Christopher Watkins and Kevin Goetz of Catapult Entertainment and Caddy Vanasirikul of The Exchange with Brian O’Shea and Nat McCormick of The Exchange serving as executive producers.
“Dominic is the perfect lead for Nightfall. Charismatic, winning and wildly talented, he can easily bring our lead character to life, and given his star power, coupled with James Strong’s directing talents, give our buyers confidence that Nightfall will be a commercial success,” said O’Shea.
“Far from your average genre film, Nightfall is a provocative, take-no-prisoners psychological thriller that forces us to look at how we elevate our idols to near God-like status without much thought as to the cost of such reverence,” added Catapult’s Watkins. “Rather, we almost always forget that they are simply human, just like us. We couldn’t think of a better duo than Dominic and James in bringing Nightfall to life.”
Cooper, currently filming Bron’s spaghetti western TV series That Dirty Black Bag, is represented by WME and Markham, Froggatt and Irwin. Strong is represented by CAA, Grandview, and United Agents.
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