'Borgias,' 'Riddick' Actors Join Indie Thriller 'Thursday' (Exclusive)

Ana Ularu and Francois Arnaud - H 2013
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Ana Ularu and Francois Arnaud - H 2013

Picturesque Films has started production on writer-director Balazs Juszt's debut film, which will shoot in Budapest and Rome.

Thursday, a psychological thriller that will mark the feature directorial debut of Balazs Juszt, has set an international cast led by Francois Arnaud (The Borgias), Jordi Molla (Riddick), Ana Ularu (Serena) and Mark Ivanir (A Late Quartet), The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

Picturesque Films has begun production on the film, which follows a modern-day Catholic priest from his small town parish in Massachusetts into the depths of the Roman underworld. Filming will take place in Budapest and Rome. (Exclusive images from the set featured above and below.)

A UCLA grad, writer-director Juszt has spent his career working on music videos and commercials in Hungary.

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Guy Moshe and Matthew G. Zamias are producing via Picturesque Films. Esther Turan, a TV commercial producer, is co-producing. The film is executive produced by Cobera Capital and Moritz, Patrick and Johanna Hamm.

Arnaud played Cesare Borgia in Showtime's The Borgias and starred in I Killed My Mother, which premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. He's repped by APA and Management 360.

Spanish actor Molla appears as Santana in Vin Diesel starrer Riddick, and his previous film credits include Blow and Knight and Day. He's repped by APA and Katrina Bayonas' Kuranda Management.

Ularu, who also appeared on The Borgias and 2010's Outbound, is repped by Tavistock Wood.

Ivanir is a Russian-born actor who began his career in Israel. He's appeared in Schindler's List, The Good Shepherd and Big Miracle. He's repped by Abrams Artists Agency.

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(Below image: Guy Moshe and Balaz Juszt)