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Academy Award nominee Lesley Manville, Kong: Skull Island actor Will Brittain, Indie Spirit Award nominee Kayli Carter and Burn Notice star Jeffrey Donovan have joined the cast of Let Him Go, a suspense thriller that Thomas Bezucha is directing for Focus Features.
Kevin Costner and Diane Lane star in the feature, which is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Larry Watson and is now shooting in Calgary.
Per Focus, the script, written by Bezucha, sees retired sheriff George Blackledge (Costner) and his wife Margaret (Lane) leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of the dangerous Weboy family living off the grid in the Dakotas. When they discover the Weboys have no intention of letting the child go, George and Margaret are left with no choice but to fight for their family.
Manville will play Blanche Weboy, the matriarch of the villainous family, with Brittain and Donovan playing her sons. Carter will portray Lorna, Costner and Lane’s daughter-in-law.
Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan of The Mazur Kaplan Company are producing alongside Bezucha. Kimi Armstrong Stein, Jeffrey Lampert, Costner and Rod Lake are executive producing.
Focus and Universal Pictures International will distribute Let Him Go worldwide. Focus president Josh McLaughlin is overseeing the film.
Veteran English actress Manville received an Oscar nomination for her performance in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread and reprises her role as one of the fairy godmothers in Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. She is repped by Artist Rights Group.
Brittain made a splash in Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!! and appeared on TV’s The Colony. He has several movies in the can, including the horror thriller Haunt. Brittain is repped by Gersh and Fourward.
Donovan starred for seven seasons on USA’s hit series Burn Notice. He also appeared on FX’s Fargo and Hulu’s Shut Eye, as well as in Sicario: Day of the Soldado, and will next be seen opposite Zac Efron in the Ted Bundy drama Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile. Donovan is repped by WME, 3 Arts Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein.
Carter, a relative newcomer, appeared in the miniseries Godless and co-starred with Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn in Private Life, for which she received an Indie Spirit Award nomination for best supporting female actor. She will next be see in Cory Finley’s Bad Education opposite Hugh Jackman and Charlie Says opposite Matt Smith. Carter is repped by ICM Partners.
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