'Push' pins quartet for prod'n triad
EmptyChris Evans, Djimon Hounsou, Dakota Fanning and Camilla Belle are set to star in "Push," a supernatural thriller being directed by Paul McGuigan.
Summit Entertainment, Icon Prods. and Infinity Features are jointly making the movie, with Summit financing and distributing in North America and most worldwide territories. Icon is co-financing and will release the film in the U.K., Australia and New Zealand and sell film rights in Asia and South Africa.
"Push," written by David Bourla, revolves around a group of young American ex-pats with telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities who hide from a U.S. government agency in Hong Kong. They must band together and use their different talents to try to escape the control of the division.
Infinity's William Vince and Icon's Bruce Davey are producing.
Principal photography is set to start in the fall in Hong Kong.
Infinity found the high-concept script and partnered with Icon on the project. Summit was then brought in to finance, produce and distribute the film.
Endeavor-repped McGuigan most recently directed "Lucky Number Slevin."
Evans starred as Johnny Storm/Human Torch in "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" and appears in Danny Boyle's "Sunshine." He is repped by CAA and Kass 7 Stokes Management.
Hounsou, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in "Blood Diamond," recently wrapped Jeff Wadlow's "Get Some." He is repped by Gersh, the Safran Co. and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.
Fanning, repped by Osbrink Talent Agency, One Talent Management and attorney Steve Warren, next appears in the ensemble drama "Winged Creatures."
Belle starred in "When a Stranger Calls" and next runs with saber-toothed tigers in Warner Bros. Pictures' "10,000 B.C." She is repped by CAA, attorney Marcy Morris and manager Deborah Gould.