Patrick Stewart to Star In Indie Thriller 'Green Room'

Patrick Stewart

The thespian joins Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots

Patrick Stewart is beaming down to the Green Room.

The actor has signed on to star in the thriller written and directed by Blue Ruin filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier. He joins a cast that includes Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots.

The film centers on a punk band headlined by Yelchin's character who witnesses a murder committed by a group of racist skinheads. They're trapped in the green room by the gang, who tries to kill them. Poots plays a skinhead whose friend is the murder victim and who joins forces with the band.

Stewart, who most recently appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past reprising his role as Professor Charles Xavier, will play the ruthless leader of the Pacific Northwest-based white supremacist organization.

His other roles this year include voice work in Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die In The West and Cosmos series and the choreographer drama Match, and he will appear in the upcoming indie Christmas comedy Stuck. He is repped by ICM and the U.K.'s Independent.

Rounding out cast of Green Room are Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat, Peaky BlindersJoe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber, Kai Lennox, Eric Edelstein and Saulnier's Blue Ruin star Macon Blair.

The film is produced and financed by young company Broad Green, which entered the scene in the last couple of years with high-profile indie acquisitions including the Andrew Garfield Recession drama 99 Homes and The Intouchables directors' follow-up Samba.

Broad Green's Victor Moyer is producing with Filmscience's Anish Savjani and Neil KoppGabriel and Daniel Hammond of Broad Green and Vincent Savino of Filmscience will be executive producing. The film started shooting this month in Portland.

The Wrap first reported the news of Stewart's casting.