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Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom have come aboard to star opposite Noomi Rapace in filmmaker Michael Apted‘s thriller Unlocked, about a CIA interrogator who unwittingly provides information to terrorists planning to wage biological warfare on London.
Alex Walton and Ken Kao‘s Bloom (no connection to Orlando Bloom) is representing international rights and is pre-selling the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival. Lorenzo DiBonaventura is producing Unlocked alongside Georgina Townsley and Erik Howsam. Silver Reel is financing, and will also produce.
Apted is set to begin shooting Nov. 3 from a script by Peter O’Brien. In the film, the CIA officer, played by Rapace, rushes to stop the attack.
“I am delighted to introduce this fresh, smart European thriller to buyers in Toronto,” Walton said. “With three major studio movies in production, Noomi Rapace is becoming one of the hottest female international stars working today. When you add Michael Apted, Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom, you have a commercial package that I am confident will draw strong interest.”
Douglas is in Toronto for the Sept. 7 world premiere of The Reach, a thriller set in the Mojave desert. He stars opposite Jeremy Irvine (War Horse).
Douglas is represented by UTA; Orlando Bloom is represented by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. CAA is repping the film.
In Toronto, Kao and Walton’s Bloom is also shopping Shane Black‘s newly announced detective thriller The Nice Guys, starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. And the company is currently in production on Gus Van Sant‘s The Sea of Trees, starring Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe and Naomi Watts.
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