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Brenton Thwaites has been cast as the lead of the action thriller Entry Level

Rapidly rising leading man Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales; The Giver) has been cast as the lead of the action thriller Entry Level, it was announced today by producers Craig Perry and Sheila Taylor (the Final Destination and American Pie franchises) of Practical Pictures and Tannaz Anisi, President of 13 Films.


Perry and Taylor will produce with Tom Butterfield (the upcoming The Vault; An Actor Prepares) of Content Media. Dan Spilo of Industry Entertainment will executive produce. The film is set to begin shooting Q1 2017 and recently qualified for the California Film Commission’s Film and TV Tax Credit.


Thwaites stars as Marcus Delany, a young man who mysteriously awakens in a super high-security office building. He is forced by an unknown stranger to complete a strictly timed series of dangerous tasks that implicate him in a deadly crime with global consequences.


Written by Benjamin Hurley, the feature film will be directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Franck Khalfoun. He recently completed the upcoming Amityville: The Awakening starring Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh, which is set for wide release by The Weinstein Company in January 2017.


13 Films is handling international sales on the project and will continue sales at the American Film Market this month.


“We couldn’t be happier to have Brenton as our leading man,” said Perry and Taylor. “Audiences worldwide are going to be thoroughly entertained by this fast-paced action thriller.”


“Brenton is an amazingly talented actor,” said Anisi. “We are beyond excited to see him physically and emotionally anchor this suspenseful script.”


Brenton Thwaites is the Australian born actor whose films include Relativity’s horror hit Oculus; Disney’s box-office smash Maleficent with Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning; and The Weinstein Company’s The Giver with Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. He will headline in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales alongside Johnny Depp. He is represented by WME and Industry Entertainment.


About Practical Pictures

Perry and Taylor founded feature film and television production company Practical Pictures in 2004, after working together at Perry’s previous label Zide/Perry Entertainment.  Under both banners, they produced the successful Final Destination horror franchise as well as Universal’s global box office hit American Pie comedy franchise.  Other productions include TriStar Pictures’ The Big Hit with Mark Wahlberg; and Warner Bros.’ Cats & Dogs.


Their most recent film is the hit Australian family comedy Oddball, directed by Stuart McDonald and starring Shane Jacobson.  Nominated for two Australian AACTAs, the film has been playing and winning at festivals worldwide in anticipation of its Fall release in North America.  Upcoming projects for 2017 include an Untitled Thriller Project produced in partnership with Will Packer Productions; and Finding Jane Doe, a digital miniseries and interactive narrative mobile application for HBO/Cinemax.


About 13 Films


13 Films is an international distribution and finance company based in Los Angeles founded by Tannaz Anisi.


13 Films’ slate includes the family adventure film Four Kids And It starring Michael Caine, Bill Nighy, Paula Patton and Mathew Goode, the political thriller Public Affairs starring Thora Birch, Adrien Grenier and Mimi Rogers and The Forgiven starring Forest Whitaker (Last King Of Scotland) and Eric Bana (Star Trek; Lone Survivor) to be directed by two-time Oscar nominated writer/director Roland Joffé (The Killing Fields; The Scarlet Letter) and set to begin production November 2016.


The company is also selling the supernatural thriller/drama Voice From The Stone starring Emilia Clarke (HBO’s “Game of Thrones;” Terminator: Genisys; Me Before You) and Marton Csokas (The Equalizer), currently in post-production; the comedy Chronically Metropolitan starring Chris Noth, Mary-Louise Parker, Shiloh Fernandez (We Are Your Friends) and Ashley Benson (“Pretty Little Liars”); Worlds Apart starring J.K. Simmons; and the thriller Extortion starring Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Eion Baily (HBO’s Band Of Brothers and hit TV shows Once Upon A Time,” “Ray Donovan), and Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon series; 2012).


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