Big Little Lies star Chris Backus, Luna Lauren Velez, and Holly Taylor are set to appear opposite Tyrese Gibson, John Malkovich and Michael Jai White in director Jon Keeyes’ new action thriller Red 48 for Yale Productions.
Gibson will play Kyle Snowden, a troubled former Marine turned child protective service officer who must save an immigrant child from a dangerous criminal (Backus) who has trapped them and other hostages inside a convenience store owned by the Snowden’s stepfather, played by Malkovich.
Backus is also known for roles in Jett on Cinemax and Mindhunter on Netflix. Velez played Detective Maria LaGuerta in Showtime’s Dexter, while Taylor appeared as Paige Jennings in FX’s The Americans.
Gibson and Keeyes serve as producers on Red 48 alongside Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman via their Yale Productions banner. Yale Productions is the company behind such films as the Gillian Jacobs-Jemaine Clement movie I Used to Go Here and Crypto starring Kurt Russell. On its upcoming slate is Stowaway, starring Anna Kendrick and Toni Colette.
Backus is repped by APA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Velez is repped by APA and Lasher Group. Taylor is repped by Paradigm and Brilliant Talent Management. Yale Productions is repped by APA.