Emory Cohen, Amanda Brugel Join 'Education of Fredrick Fitzell' (Exclusive)

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Maika Monroe and Dylan O'Brien earlier nabbed leads in the mystery thriller from 'The Conspiracy' director Christopher MacBride.

Brooklyn breakout Emory Cohen, Amanda Brugel (The Handmaid's Tale) and Keir Gilchrist (Atypical) have joined The Education of Fredrick Fitzell, a mystery thriller shooting in Toronto through late October.

They join Maika Monroe (It Follows, Independence Day: Resurgence), Dylan O'Brien (The Maze Runner, Teen Wolf) and Hannah Gross in the ensemble cast. The Education of Fredrick Fitzell is written and directed by Christopher MacBride, whose last film was the found-footage thriller The Conspiracy.

His latest film portrays Fred, a young man (O'Brien) who, following a chance encounter, goes on a wild journey through his past, present and alternative futures to solve a long-forgotten mystery. Monroe plays a high-school crush and Gross the young man's current love interest.

Cohen and Gilchrist play friends from his teens and Brugel is Fred's boss. "I feel so blessed to have such a talented cast lined up to help tell the story that’s been in my head for years, and hopefully give audiences an experience that will blow their minds,” director MacBride said in a statement.

Lee Kim (Operation Avalanche) will produce for Resolute Films. Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder of Addictive Pictures are executive producing.

Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales, while ICM Partners and Endeavor Content are repping sales for North America.

Cohen is repped by CAA and Harvest Talent, while Gross is repped by ICM Partners and Authentic Talent. Gilchrist is repped by ART, ICM Partners and Thruline Entertainment, and Brugel is repped by LINK Entertainment and Parent Management.