Gooding, Winstone, 4 more in on the action


NEW YORK -- Cuba Gooding Jr., Taryn Manning, Ron Perlman, Henry Rollins, Valerie Cruz and Ray Winstone are starring in the action thriller "Untitled Gehenna Project."

Sean Connery's son, Jason Connery, is directing the tale of an elite group of soldiers (Gooding, Manning, Jason London, Franky G, Zack Ward, Stephanie Jacobson and Brandon Fobbs) sent on a covert mission by a government agent (Cruz) to retrieve a missing scientist (Perlman) from an underground lab.

They encounter a priest (Rollins) who tells them that an "ancient evil" has been released, causing their greatest fears to come to life. Their former leader (Winstone) plays a pivotal role in uncovering what is actually taking place at the facility. Bill Moseley and Sarah Ann Morris play members of the compromised research team.

Former Universal Pictures head Sid Sheinberg, his sons Jon and Bill Sheinberg ("Slappy and the Stinkers") and Steve Harris are producing the film from a screenplay by Keith Kjornes. Connery has acted in more than 30 films and television roles, and recently made his directing debut with "Pandemic."

Gooding is repped by CAA and 3 Arts Entertainment. Manning is repped by WMA and Insomnia Media Group. Perlman is repped by Kritzer Levine Wilkins. Rollins is repped by Evolution and 3AM. Cruz is repped by Innovative Artists and John Carrabino Management. Winstone is repped by ICM.