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Ansel Elgort and Taron Egerton, two of the brightest rising stars as far as young actors go, are attached to star in Billionaire Boys Club.
Wonderland helmer James Cox will direct the film, which is a remake of the 1987 film of the same name. The TV movie was based on a true story about a group of wealthy young men whose schemes and manipulative ways eventually lead to murder.
Elgort would play the leader of the group, Joe Hunt.
Cassian Elwes and Holly Wiersma are producing. Armory Films is financing with Tim Zajaros and Chris Lemole executive producing along with Crystal Lourd and Jere Hausfater. Good Universe is selling the project at the upcoming American Film Market in November while CAA is handling domestic rights.
Cox directed the 2003 film Wonderland starring Kate Bosworth and Carrie Fisher and the 2013 film Straight A’s with Ryan Phillippe. He’s repped by CAA.
Elgort had his breakout role in cancer drama Fault in Our Stars opposite Shailene Woodley. Along with starring in the Divergent YA franchise, he’s booked a slew of projects, including November Criminals with Chloe Moretz, Edgar Wright’s Baby Drive with Lily James and CIA drama Code Name Veil. He’s repped by CAA, Brookside Artist Management and Morris Yorn.
Egerton also had a big breakout when he starred in Fox’s hit Kingsman: The Secret Service with Colin Firth. He’ll next be seen in Legend with Tom Hardy. He’ll play Great Britain’s first ski jumper to enter the Winter Olympics in the upcoming Eddie the Eagle. Plus, he’ll also reprise his role for the Kingsman sequel, and has booked Lionsgate’s Robin Hood: Origins. He’s repped by CAA and United Agents in the U.K.
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